To­day in history

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

1030

King Olaf, pa­tron saint of Nor­way, is killed in bat­tle

1841

Maori chiefs sell about 1214 hectares around Waitem­ata Har­bour, present site of Auck­land, to NZ gov­ern­ment

1914

Transcon­ti­nen­tal tele­phone ser­vice be­gins in the US with first con­ver­sa­tion be­tween New York and San Fran­cisco

1981

Prince Charles mar­ries Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathe­dral in Lon­don

2008

In­ter­na­tional cof­fee chain Star­bucks an­nounces it will close 61 of its 85 Aus­tralian stores, shed­ding 685 jobs

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