to­day in history

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

1933

US avi­a­tor Wiley Post com­pletes first solo aero­plane flight around the world in seven days, 18 hours, 45 mins

1962

Al­ge­ria de­clares in­de­pen­dence fol­low­ing pro­tracted war of se­ces­sion from France

1971

Last US in­fantry units pull out of South Viet­nam’s north­ern bor­der area

1976

Ja­pan com­pletes its World War II repa­ra­tions pay­ments with a fi­nal pay­ment to the Philip­pines

1981

Turk­ish ex­trem­ist Mehmet Ali Agca is sen­tenced in Rome to life in prison for shoot­ing Pope John Paul II

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