to­day in history

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

1588

English army as­sem­bles at Til­bury to re­pel in­va­sion by Span­ish Ar­mada

1829

The first type­writer is patented by Wil­liam Burt of Mount Ver­non, Michigan

1904

The ice cream cone is in­vented by Charles E Menches dur­ing the Louisiana Pur­chase Ex­po­si­tion in St. Louis

1974

Greece’s mil­i­tary rulers an­nounce they will turn na­tion back to civil­ian rule.

1997

Swiss banks pub­lish lists of World War II era de­pos­i­tors in news­pa­per ad­ver­tise­ments through­out the world

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