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This Day in History

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Australian Explorers
1836  - Australian explorer Major Thomas Mitchell names Swan Hill. [more]
Australian History
1802  - French commander Nicolas Baudin arrives in Port Jackson with the intention to claim Van Diemen's Land, but with his crew ill and ships needing repair. [more]
1988  - The Australian $2 banknote is replaced by a $2 coin.  [more]
2002  - Australia agrees to ratify the International Criminal Court. [more]
World History
1756  - British prisoners are captured and imprisoned in the infamous "Black Hole of Calcutta". [more]
1837  - Queen Victoria ascends the British throne following the death of King William IV. [more]

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