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Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

1880 Aus­tralian bushranger Ned Kelly, 25, is hanged.

1941 The War Me­mo­rial opens in Can­berra.

1995 An avalanche buries a Ja­panese trekking group in Nepal, killing 26.

2002 Mi­crosoft Chair­man Bill Gates pledges $US100 mil­lion to fight AIDS in In­dia.

2004 Pales­tinian Pres­i­dent Yasser Arafat dies aged 75. 2006 Aus­tralian ac­tor Belinda

Em­mett dies, aged 32, fol­low­ing a long bat­tle with can­cer.

2014 PM Tony Ab­bott con­fronts Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin over the down­ing of MH17. Birth­days: Ge­orge Pat­ton, US gen­eral (1885-1945); Doug Frost, Aus­tralian swim­ming coach (1943-); Fuzzy Zoeller, US golfer (1951-); Kathy Lette, Aus­tralian writer (1958-); Demi Moore, US ac­tress (1962-); James Mor­ri­son, Aus­tralian jazz mu­si­cian (1962-); Leonard Di­Caprio, US ac­tor (1974-).

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