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1880: Aus­tralian bushranger Ned Kelly, 25, is hanged in Mel­bourne for the mur­der of Con­sta­ble Thomas Loni­gan. 1918: WWI fi­nally ends. 1941: The War Me­mo­rial opens in Can­berra.

1965: Ian Smith de­clares Rhode­sian in­de­pen­dence, and Bri­tain says regime is il­le­gal.

1994: A 72-page man­u­script of Leonardo da Vinci’s sci­en­tific di­a­grams and notes is sold at an auc­tion in New York for a record $US30.8 mil­lion ($A33.32 mil­lion).

1999: Bri­tish hered­i­tary lords end 700 years in par­lia­ment when they pass leg­is­la­tion strip­ping away their right to sit in the House of Lords.

2001: The World Trade Or­gan­i­sa­tion approves Tai­wan’s en­try, a day af­ter wel­com­ing China into the global trade club.

BIRTH­DAYS: George Pat­ton, US gen­eral (1885-1945); Demi Moore (pic­tured), US ac­tress (1962-); Leonardo Di­Caprio, US ac­tor (1974-).

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