To­day in History

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

1619

First leg­isla­tive assem­bly in Amer­ica, known as the House of Burgesses, is con­vened in Jamestown, Vir­ginia

1935

First Pen­guin book is pub­lished, start­ing the pa­per­back revo­lu­tion

1942

Var­i­ous Aus­tralian cities come un­der aerial at­tack from the Ja­panese

1966

Eng­land beats Ger­many 4- 2 at Wem­b­ley to win the FIFA World Cup

1980

Re­pub­lic of Van­u­atu ( for­merly the New He­brides) achieves in­de­pen­dence

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