to­day in history

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

1586

First pota­toes ar­rive in Eng­land from Colom­bia, brought by Sir Thomas Har­riot

1821

Peru’s in­de­pen­dence from Spain is for­mally de­clared

1858

First time fin­ger­prints are taken as a means of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion at Jungipur in In­dia

1937

Ja­panese seize Bei­jing in China and sub­se­quently oc­cupy it un­til 1945

1945

US Army bomber crashes into Em­pire State Build­ing in New York City, killing 14 peo­ple

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