Timetrip

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1879: Out­law Ned Kelly holds up Jer­ilderie post of­fice in NSW.

1964: Royal Aus­tralian Navy de­stroyer Voy­ager sinks af­ter col­lid­ing with HMAS Mel­bourne off Jervis Bay.

1981: In­ter­na­tional air­port opens at Townsville.

1990: South African Pres­i­dent FW de Klerk an­nounces that black ac­tivist Nel­son Man­dela will be re­leased af­ter 27 years in cap­tiv­ity.

1993: Fred Hol­lows (above), New Zealand-Aus­tralian oph­thal­mol­o­gist and hu­man­i­tar­ian who re­stored sight to thou­sands of un­der­priv­i­leged peo­ple, dies in Syd­ney of can­cer aged 63.

2005: North Ko­rea boasts pub­licly for the first time that it has nu­clear weapons.

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