The Chronicle




The Crusader armies arrive in Antioch. The next day they begin a siege that lasts until June 1098.


A Huguenot army under Henry, Duke of Navarre, defeats the Catholic royalist forces of Anne, Duke of Joyeuse, at the battle of Coutras.


Maria Theresa becomes ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia after the death of her father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. 1880

A bill is passed in the Tasmanian parliament altering the name of Hobart Town to just Hobart.


King Gojong of Korea declares himself emperor of the newly declared Korean Empire. He takes on the name Gwangmu and ends Korea’s status as a tributary state to China.


Mao Zedong and his Communist forces end their Long March at Yan’an, in Shaanxi, northwest China, one year after beginning their epic flight from Chiang Kai-shek’s nationalis­t armies in the southeast.


Penguin Books goes on trial in London, charged with contraveni­ng Britain’s Obscene Publicatio­ns Act by publishing D.H. Lawrence’s novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover.


Classic Australian television police drama, Homicide, makes its debut. It will run until 1977.


Twenty-one people are killed in a collision between a Brisbanebo­und coach and semi-trailer near Grafton. 2014 Dominican-American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, couturier to stars, socialites and first ladies for more than four decades, dies at the age of 82.

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