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1820: The first white men camp at Lime­stone Plains, the site of Aus­tralia’s fu­ture na­tional cap­i­tal, Can­berra.

1907: Com­mon­wealth and South Aus­tralia agree on the trans­fer of North­ern Ter­ri­tory to the Com­mon­wealth.

1941: Ja­panese planes at­tack the US Pa­cific fleet at Pearl Har­bor, Hawaii, de­stroy­ing many air­craft and ships and pre­cip­i­tat­ing the US dec­la­ra­tion of war on Ja­pan.

1971: Un­manned Soviet space cap­sule sends back ra­dio and tele­vi­sion sig­nals from Mars.

1975: In­done­sia in­vades East Ti­mor.

2004: Hamid Karzai is sworn in as Afghanistan’s first pop­u­larly elected pres­i­dent.

Birth­days: Noam Chom­sky, US lin­guist and po­lit­i­cal ac­tivist (1928-); Tom Waits, US singer­song­writer (1949-); Ge­off Law­son, Aus­tralian crick­eter (1957-).

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