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Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

1816 France de­crees Bon­a­parte fam­ily ex­cluded from the coun­try for­ever.

1836 HMS Bea­gle with Charles Dar­win aboard reaches Syd­ney. 1937 Plough for lay­ing sub­ma­rine cable pa­tented. 1948 Ma­hatma Gandhi be­gins his fi­nal fast.

1959 Amer­i­can record com­pany Mo­town is founded by Berry Gordy Jr as Tamla Records. 1967 Louisville, Ken­tucky, draft board re­fuses ex­emp­tion for boxer Muham­mad Ali.

1995 Mur­der trial against O.J. Simp­son, be­gins in LA.

2008 The first man to climb Mt Ever­est Sir Ed­mund Hil­lary dies, aged 88.

Birth­days: PW Botha, South African pres­i­dent (1916-2006); Tim Hor­ton, Cana­dian ice hockey player/Hor­tons founder (19301974); Jo Fra­zier, Amer­i­can boxer (1944-2011); Kirstie Al­ley, Amer­i­can ac­tress (1951-); Craig Parry, Aus­tralian golfer (1966-).

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