To­day in History

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

1699

Cap­tain Wil­liam Kidd, the pi­rate, is taken into cus­tody at Bos­ton, Mas­sachusetts. He is later hanged in Eng­land.

1885

Louis Pas­teur per­forms first in­oc­u­la­tion of a hu­man be­ing: a young boy bit­ten by a ra­bid dog

1944

Some 169 peo­ple die in fire in the main tent of the Rin­gling Bros and Bar­num & Bai­ley Cir­cus in Hart­ford, Con­necti­cut

1988

The world’s worst off­shore ac­ci­dent oc­curs when the Piper Al­pha oil plat­form ex­plodes in the North Sea, killing 167

1995

Queens­land school bans per­for­mance by PNG dance group be­cause of bare breasts

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