to­day in his­tory

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

1829

Earth­quake in Spain kills 6000 peo­ple

1918

Sec­ond Battle of the Somme, the last Ger­man of­fen­sive in World War I, be­gins

1953

Su­dan achieves self­gov­ern­ment

1963

Al­ca­traz Prison in San Fran­cisco Bay is closed

1989

Aus­tralian Prime Min­is­ter Bob Hawke weeps on tele­vi­sion as he ad­mits to an ex­tra-mar­i­tal af­fair.

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