ON THIS DAY
1791: First grapevine in colony of NSW is planted at Parramatta.
1920: League of Nations Assembly holds first meeting in Geneva.
1942: After three days of sea battles, Japanese suffer big losses at Guadalcanal in World War II.
1971: Delegation from People’s Republic of China seated at UN General Assembly for first time.
1990: NATO and Warsaw Pact nations agree in principle on a treaty drastically slashing their stocks of conventional weapons.
1998: US President Bill Clinton announces Iraq has promised to fully co-operate with UN weapons inspectors.
2014: Australia hosts world leaders at G20 meeting in Brisbane.
Birthdays: Swedish singer (Abba) Frida Lyngstad (1945-); Australian NRL Benny Elias (1963-); Australian swimmer Giaan Rooney (1982-).