ON THIS DAY

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - OPINION -

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-).

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