On this day in his­tory

Townsville Bulletin - - Letters -

1831 > Charles Dar­win sets out aboard the HMS Bea­gle­for the Pa­cific where his dis­cov­er­ies helped form the ba­sis of his the­o­ries on evo­lu­tion. 1949 > The Nether­lands’ Queen Ju­liana grants In­done­sia sovereignty af­ter more than three cen­turies of Dutch rule. 1972 > Aus­tralia halts mil­i­tary aid to South Viet­nam, end­ing its in­volve­ment in the Viet­nam War.

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