TO­DAY IN HISTORY

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

1837

King Wil­liam ap­proves nam­ing of Ade­laide af­ter his queen

1912

Mur­rumbidgee Ir­ri­ga­tion Area at Yanco, NSW, is of­fi­cially opened

1913

First Com­mon­wealth of Aus­tralian ban­knotes are cir­cu­lated

1997

A 12- year- old girl is killed by fly­ing me­tal when the blast to level the old Royal Can­berra Hos­pi­tal goes wrong

2008

Pope Bene­dict XVI ar­rives in Syd­ney for World Youth Day events

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