to­day in history

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

1821

Spain cedes Florida to the United States

1917

The Bri­tish royal fam­ily adopts the name Wind­sor

1955

Dis­ney­land, the first Dis­ney amuse­ment park, opens its gates in Ana­heim, Cal­i­for­nia

1979

Mel­bourne sci­en­tists de­velop bionic ear for the deaf

2014

A Malaysian Air­lines pas­sen­ger plane car­ry­ing 295 peo­ple is shot down over war- torn Ukraine

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