ON THIS DAY
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-).