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The Gold Coast Bulletin - - OPINION -

1215: King John signs the Magna Carta, grant­ing his barons more lib­erty, at Run­nymede, Eng­land.

1752: Ben­jamin Franklin demon­strates the re­la­tion­ship be­tween light­ning and elec­tric­ity when he launches a kite dur­ing a storm at Philadel­phia, Penn­syl­va­nia.

1920: The first ra­dio broad­cast of live mu­sic takes place from Chelms­ford, Eng­land, fea­tur­ing Australian so­prano Dame Nel­lie Melba.

1991: Kuwait’s mar­tial law court sen­tences six news­pa­per work­ers to death for work­ing on an Iraqi pub­li­ca­tion dur­ing the oc­cu­pa­tion of Kuwait.

1996: Death of Ella Fitzger­ald, Amer­ica’s “first lady of song”, aged 79

2017: Australian ac­tress Rebel Wilson wins her defama­tion bat­tle against Bauer Me­dia.

Demis Rous­sos, Greek singer (19472015); James Belushi, US ac­tor (1954-); Courteney Cox Ar­quette, US ac­tor (1964-).

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