ON THIS DAY

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - OPINION -

54: Ro­man em­peror Claudius I dies, after be­ing poi­soned by his wife, Agrip­pina.

1844: Green­wich Mean Time in­tro­duced.

1933: Aus­tralia’s first traf­fic lights are in­stalled in Syd­ney.

1943: Italy de­clares war on Ger­many, its for­mer World War II Axis part­ner.

1952: Egypt reaches agree­ment with Su­dan on Nile wa­ters.

1999: French law­mak­ers adopt a law giv­ing un­wed gay and straight cou­ples the same rights pre­vi­ously lim­ited to the mar­ried.

2013: Bill Shorten wins La­bor lead­er­ship and Tanya Plibersek be­comes deputy leader.

2015: In­ves­ti­ga­tors find a Rus­sian-made mis­sile brought down MH17 over Ukraine.

Birthdays: Bri­tish for­mer PM Mar­garet Thatcher (1925-2013); US singer Paul Si­mon (1941-); Aus­tralian swim­mer Ian Thorpe (1982-).

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