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Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

54 Ro­man em­peror Claudius I dies af­ter be­ing poi­soned. 1792 Cor­ner­stone of the White House is laid.

1844 Green­wich Mean Time in­tro­duced.

1903 Aus­tralian Se­nate se­lects Bom­bala in south-eastern NSW as site for Aus­tralia’s cap­i­tal. 1933 Aus­tralia’s first traf­fic lights in­stalled in Syd­ney.

1993 A fa­nat­i­cal fan of ten­nis player St­effi Graf is convicted of

stab­bing her arch-ri­val Mon­ica Se­les but re­ceives only a twoyear sus­pended sen­tence. 2015 In­ves­ti­ga­tors find a Rus­sian-made mis­sile brought down MH17 over Ukraine. BIRTH­DAYS: Mar­garet Thatcher, for­mer Bri­tish prime min­is­ter (1925-2013); Nana Mousk­ouri, Greek singer and politi­cian (1934-); Paul Si­mon, US singer-mu­si­cian (1941-); Sacha Baron Co­hen, Bri­tish co­me­dian (1971-); Ian Thorpe, Aus­tralian swim­mer (1982-).

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