ON THIS DAY
1774 – Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
1933 – The Australian Antarctic Territory is established. 1933 – Hermann Goering establishes the Gestapo, the German secret state police. 1966 – The US Supreme Court rules in Miranda v Arizona that police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
1971 – The New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War.
1998 – The ruling National Party and Liberal Party government of Rob Borbidge is defeated and a minority ALP government led by Peter Beattie is elected in Queensland.
2000 – South Korean president Kim Dae-jung of meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-il for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.