to­day in his­tory

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

1842

Ether is re­put­edly used as anaes­thetic for first time, by Dr Craw­ford Long in the United States

1942

World War II food ra­tioning is in­tro­duced in Aus­tralia for tea, sugar and but­ter

1985

Sal­lyanne Atkin­son be­comes Lord Mayor of Bris­bane, the first Lib­eral and first woman to do so

2002

Death of Bri­tain’s Queen mother, mother of Queen El­iz­a­beth II, aged 101

2003

In Amer­ica, New York’s bars and restau­rants be­come nosmok­ing zones

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