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1888: Tam­worth, NSW, be­comes first town in South­ern Hemi­sphere to be lit by elec­tric­ity.

1938: Bands of Nazis roam streets of Ger­many, burn­ing and de­stroy­ing Jewish syn­a­gogues, homes and stores in Kristall­nacht (the night of bro­ken glass).

1963: Coal mine ex­plo­sion at Umuta, Ja­pan kills 452 min­ers and in­jures 450 oth­ers.

1971: Chi­nese Com­mu­nists make their first ap­pear­ance at the United Na­tions.

1989: East Ger­many opens its bor­ders, lead­ing to the even­tual tear­ing down of the Ber­lin Wall.

2009: Chan­cel­lor Angela Merkel and for­mer Soviet leader Mikhail Gor­bachev cross the for­mer Ber­lin Wall to cheers of “Gorby! Gorby!”

Birth­days: John Sin­gle­ton, Aus­tralian me­dia busi­ness­man (1941-); Jana Pittman, Aus­tralian ath­lete (1982-); Delta Goodrem, Aus­tralian singer-ac­tress (1984-).

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