The Gold Coast Bulletin - - OPINION -

1502: Christo­pher Colum­bus lands in what is now Costa Rica on his fourth and last voy­age to the New World.

1961: Swedish UN Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral Dag Ham­marskjold, 56, is killed in an air crash.

1970: Jimi Hen­drix, US rock singer and gui­tarist, dies of a drug over­dose aged 27.

2001: Let­ters post­marked in Tren­ton, New Jersey, which test pos­i­tive for an­thrax, are sent to The New York Post and the US NBC broad­cast­ing net­work an­chor Tom Brokaw.

2013: Tony Ab­bott is sworn in as Aus­tralian Prime Min­is­ter, 11 days af­ter his elec­tion win over La­bor’s Kevin Rudd.

Birthdays: Sa­muel John­son, English poet and critic (1709-1784); Greta Garbo, Swedish-born ac­tor (1905-1990); James Gan­dolfini, US ac­tor (1961-2013); Lance Arm­strong, US cy­clist (1971-); Louise Sau­vage, Aus­tralian Par­a­lympian (1973-)

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