to­day in history

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

1784

Courier De L’Amerique be­comes the first French news­pa­per to be pub­lished in the United States

1795

Spain signs peace treaty with France, ced­ing its part of Santo Domingo

1839

Opium War be­tween China and Bri­tain be­gins af­ter Chi­nese author­i­ties seize and burn Bri­tish car­goes of opium

1866

The first suc­cess­ful transAt­lantic tele­graph ca­ble be­tween Eng­land and the United States is com­pleted

1980

The de­posed Shah of Iran dies at a mil­i­tary hos­pi­tal out­side Cairo, Egypt, at age 60

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