to­day in his­tory

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

1869

Death of King Billy ( Wil­liam Lan­ney), last full-blood Abo­rig­ine in Tas­ma­nia

1931

The Star-Span­gled Banner of­fi­cially be­comes the na­tional an­them of the United States

1974

Turk­ish air­liner crashes in for­est near Paris, killing 345 peo­ple

1991

Mo­torist Rod­ney King is se­verely beaten by LA po­lice in a scene cap­tured by an ama­teur videog­ra­pher

2004

The French Se­nate passes a law ban­ning Mus­lim head­scarves in state schools by an over­whelm­ing 276-20

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