ON THIS DAY
TODAY is Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
It is: Steve Irwin Day Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
On this day in history:
1791 - Australia’s first successful grape vine is planted.
1838 - The perpetrators of the Myall Creek Massacre in New South Wales are acquitted.
1889 - Brazil’s monarchy was overthrown.
1902 - Anarchist Gennaro Rubin failed in his attempt to murder King Leopold II of Belgium.
1920 - The League of Nations met for the first time in Geneva, Switzerland.
1940 - During the Blitz, the German air-force bombs the city of Coventry, almost completely destroying it.
1965 - The Soviet probe, Venera 3, was launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. On March 1, 1966, it became the first unmanned spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet when it crashed on Venus.
1985 - Britain and Ireland signed an accord giving Dublin an official consultative role in governing Northern Ireland.
1988 - The Palestine National Council, the legislative body of the PLO, proclaimed the establishment of an independent Palestinian state at the close of a four-day conference in Algiers.
2005 - In Amiens, France, Isabelle Dinoire became the first person to undergo a partial face transplant. She had been attacked by a dog earlier in the year.
2006 - Andy Warhol’s painting of Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong sold for $17.4 million. At the same auction
Orange Marilyn sold for $16.2 million and Sixteen Jackies sold for $15.6 million.