Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

1870 Canada buys Man­i­toba from the Hud­son’s Bay Com­pany and makes it a prov­ince.

1937 King Ge­orge VI is crowned at West­min­ster Abbey with his con­sort, Queen El­iz­a­beth.

1948 Com­mu­nists are banned by the RSL fed­eral ex­ec­u­tive. 1969 The vot­ing age in the UK is low­ered from 21 to 18.

1987 Fugi­tive Aus­tralian nar­cotics boss Robert Trim­bole dies in Spain.

1997 Aus­tralian Susie Maroney be­comes the first per­son to swim from Cuba to Florida. 2001 Pop­u­lar singer Perry Como dies, aged 88 in Florida. Birthdays: Florence Nightin­gale, English nurs­ing pi­o­neer (1820-1910); Katharine Hep­burn, US ac­tress (19072003); Ian Dury, Bri­tish rock singer-com­poser (1942-2000); Lisa Ondieki, Aus­tralian marathon run­ner (1960-); Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union foot­baller (1975-2015).

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