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Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

1888 JT Wil­liams makes the first para­chute de­scent in Aus­tralia, jfrom a bal­loon over Syd­ney. 1925 Adolf Hitler’s book Mein Kampf is pub­lished.

1941 Aus­tralia, Bri­tain and the US de­clare war on Ja­pan; Ja­pan in­vades Thai­land and Malaya. 1980 John Len­non, for­mer mem­ber of The Bea­tles, is shot dead in New York by Mark David Chap­man.

1981 The ACTU ends a twoyear-old

ban on ex­port of ura­nium from Aus­tralia.

2008 Dual Comm Games marathon gold medal­list and mother of three Ker­ryn McCann. 41, dies of breast cancer. Birthdays: Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587); Jim Mor­ri­son, lead singer of US group The Doors (1943-1971); John Wa­ters, Aus­tralian ac­tor (1948-); Steve Elk­ing­ton, Aus­tralian golfer (1962); James Blun­dell, Aus­tralian coun­try mu­si­cian (1964); Sinead O’Con­nor, Ir­ish singer (1966-).

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