ON THIS DAY

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - OPINION -

1810: Bo­gota rises against Span­ish rule. The day is now In­de­pen­dence Day in Colom­bia.

1837: Lon­don’s first rail­way sta­tion opens at Eus­ton.

1871: The English Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion Chal­lenge Cup Com­pe­ti­tion is formed, later known as the FA Cup.

1969: US as­tro­nauts Neil Arm­strong and Ed­win “Buzz” Aldrin be­come the first men to set foot on moon.

1989: Burmese op­po­si­tion leader Aung San Suu Kyi is placed un­der house ar­rest for her at­tacks on the coun­try’s mil­i­tary rulers.

2002: A fire in a dis­cotheque in Lima, Peru kills 25 peo­ple and in­jures 100 more.

Birthdays: Hazel Hawke, ex-wife of former Aus­tralian prime min­is­ter Bob Hawke (19292013); Natalie Wood, US ac­tress (1938-1981); Mar­cia Hines, Aus­tralian singer (1953-).

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