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1945: Ja­pan sur­ren­ders Hong Kong at the end of World War II.

1955: Ar­gen­tine President Juan Peron, ousted by mil­i­tary coup dur­ing sec­ond term in of­fice, be­gins 18-year ex­ile.

1956: Aus­tralian tele­vi­sion launches, with Bruce Gyn­gell (above) an­nounc­ing on TCN9 Syd­ney: “Good evening, and wel­come to tele­vi­sion.”

1963: Malaya, North Bor­neo, Sarawak and Sin­ga­pore form Fed­er­a­tion of Malaysia.

1975: Pa­pua New Guinea gains full in­de­pen­dence from Aus­tralia.

2000: The open­ing cer­e­mony of the Syd­ney Olympics is con­firmed as Aus­tralian TV’s most-watched event, with 10.5 mil­lion view­ers.

2008: Bren­dan Nelson loses the lead­er­ship of Aus­tralia’s fed­eral op­po­si­tion to Mal­colm Turn­bull in a spill.

2015: A mas­sive 8.3-mag­ni­tude earth­quake hits Chile.

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