to­day in history

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

1654

By treaty, Eng­land re­ceives priv­i­leges for its mer­chants in Por­tu­gal in ex­change for mil­i­tary aid

1913

Tur­key re­cap­tures Adri­anople from Bulgaria dur­ing Balkan War, re­gain­ing Ot­toman Em­pire’s most im­por­tant city

1923

Mex­i­can rev­o­lu­tion­ary leader Fran­cisco “Pan­cho” Villa is as­sas­si­nated in Hidalgo del Par­ral, Mexico

1969

U. S. astro­nauts Neil Armstrong and Ed­win “Buzz” Aldrin be­came the first men to walk on the moon

1996

Hutu rebels at­tack Tutsi refugees at a camp in Bu­rundi, killing some 320 peo­ple, mostly women and chil­dren

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