to­day in his­tory

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice of the North -

1797

Amer­i­can Nathaniel Briggs of New Hamp­shire patents a wash­ing ma­chine.

1930

The names of the Turk­ish cities Con­stantino­ple and An­gora are changed to Is­tan­bul and Ankara.

1939

Madrid sur­ren­ders to Gen­eral Fran­cisco Franco, end­ing Span­ish Civil War.

1969

Death of for­mer US pres­i­dent Dwight D Eisen­hower, aged 78.

1984

The first baby to re­sult from a frozen em­bryo is born in Aus­tralia. Known as Zoe, she was de­liv­ered in Mel­bourne.

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