to­day in history

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

1789

Cit­i­zens of Paris storm and cap­ture the Bastille prison and re­lease pris­on­ers, mark­ing start of French Revo­lu­tion

1865

Ed­ward Whym­per leads the first team of climbers to reach the sum­mit of the Mat­ter­horn in the Alps at 4477 me­tres

1881

Wil­liam “Billy the Kid” Bon­ney, the re­puted killer of 27 men, is shot dead at 21 by Sher­iff Pat Gar­rett in New Mexico

1934

Oil pipeline be­tween Mo­sul, Iraq, and Tripoli, Le­banon, is opened

1992

Navy he­li­copters and vol­un­teers res­cue 44 beached whales at Seal Rocks on NSW North Coast

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