to­day in history

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

1878

China’s first diplo­matic mis­sion to United States ar­rives in Washington

1952

Puerto Rico be­comes a self­gov­ern­ing com­mon­wealth of the United States

1968

Pope Paul VI bans all ar­ti­fi­cial birth con­trol meth­ods for Ro­man Catholics

1978

The world’s first test- tube baby, Louise Brown, is born de­liv­ered by Cae­sarean sec­tion in Lan­cashire, Eng­land

2000

An Air France Con­corde go­ing to New York crashes into a ho­tel out­side Paris shortly af­ter take­off, killing 113 peo­ple

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