to­day in his­tory

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

1883

Death of Ger­man philoso­pher and econ­o­mist Karl Marx in Lon­don

1939

Robert Men­zies re­signs as Aus­tralia’s at­tor­ney-gen­eral over his party’s re­fusal to adopt na­tional in­surance

1991

The Birm­ing­ham Six, six Ir­ish­men wrongly ac­cused of the 1974 bomb­ing of pubs, are freed af­ter 16 years

1998

In­dia’s Congress party ap­points as its pres­i­dent So­nia Gandhi, the Ital­ian­born widow of Ra­jiv Gandhi

2004

Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin scores a 71 per cent win for a sec­ond four-year term

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