Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

1840 Bri­tain’s Queen Vic­to­ria mar­ries Prince Al­bert of Sax­eCoburg-Gotha.

1842 In Aus­tralia, More­ton Bay is de­clared of­fi­cially open to free set­tlers by Gov­er­nor Gipps. 1879 Out­law Ned Kelly holds up Jer­ilderie post of­fice in NSW. 1964 Aus­tralian Navy de­stroyer Voy­ager sinks af­ter col­lid­ing with HMAS Mel­bourne off Jervis Bay; more than 80 die.

1990 South African Pres­i­dent

FW de Klerk an­nounces black ac­tivist Nel­son Man­dela will be re­leased af­ter 27 years in jail. 1992 Heavy­weight box­ing cham­pion Mike Tyson is con­victed of rape.

1993 Fred Hol­lows, NZAus­tralian oph­thal­mol­o­gist dies in Syd­ney of can­cer aged 63. Birth­days: Greg Nor­man, Aus­tralian golfer (1955-); Laura Dern, US ac­tor (1967-); Melissa Doyle, Aus­tralian TV per­son­al­ity (1970-); Michael Kasprow­icz, Aus­tralian crick­eter (1972-).

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