The Courier-Mail



Today is June 2, the 153rd day of 2015.

1846 - The Melbourne newspaper Argus is first published.

1874 - Explorers John and Alexander Forrest discover Weld Springs, an oasis of freshwater in central Western Australia.

1896 - Broadcasti­ng by electromag­netic waves is patented by Guglielmo Marconi.

1924 - US Congress confirms citizenshi­p of all American Indians.

1932 - Major Frank Holmes, a New Zealand engineer, strikes oil in Bahrain.

1953 - Queen Elizabeth II of England is crowned at Westminste­r Abbey.

1953 - Uranium discovered at El Sherana, on Alligator River, Northern Territory.

1967 - 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, arrives in Vietnam.

2009 - Brazilian military planes find a 5km path of wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean, confirming that an Air France jet carrying 228 people crashed in the sea.

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