to­day in history

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

1912

The Com­mon­wealth Bank of Aus­tralia opens its doors for the first time as a sav­ings bank

1994

For­mer West Aus­tralian premier Brian Burke be­gins a two- year jail term af­ter be­ing con­victed of fraud

1997

Fash­ion de­signer Gianni Ver­sace is shot dead out­side his Mi­ami Beach man­sion by se­rial killer An­drew Cu­nanan

2000

Zim­babwe launches the re­set­tle­ment of black peasants on farms seized from whites in all its eight prov­inces

2007

Two Aus­tralian pri­vate con­trac­tors are killed in Iraq

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