to­day in his­tory

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

45BC

Julius Cae­sar de­feats the Pom­peians at the Battle of Munda in Spain, end­ing four years of civil war

1871

Site of Alice Springs in cen­tral Aus­tralia is se­lected by John Ross

1963

On Bali, the vol­cano Mount Agung erupts, killing at least 11,000 peo­ple

1976

Queens­land Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen an­nounces that death du­ties will be scrapped in the state bud­get

2008

Prime Min­is­ter Kevin Rudd an­nounces the wreck of HMAS Syd­ney has been found

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