to­day in history

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

1566

French astrologer, physi­cian and prophet Nostradamus dies in Sa­lon

1819

The Fac­tory Act is passed in Bri­tain, pro­hibit­ing em­ploy­ment of chil­dren un­der nine in textile fac­to­ries

1900

Naval con­tin­gent leaves Syd­ney in the Wal­la­roo to help the Bri­tish sup­press China’s Boxer Re­bel­lion

1937

US avi­a­tor Amelia Earhart and nav­i­ga­tor Fred Noo­nan dis­ap­pear dur­ing an at­tempt to cross the Pa­cific

2012

Physi­cists say they have all but proven the “God par­ti­cle” ex­ists

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