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This Day in History

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Born on this day
1880  - Australian pioneer in physical therapy for polio sufferers, Sister Elizabeth Kenny, is born. [more]
Australian History
1963  - Scrivener Dam is completed in order to make Lake Burley Griffin, a central feature of Canberra, Australia's capital. [more]
1975  - 13 miners are killed in the first of several mining accidents at Moura, Queensland. [more]
World History
1519  - Ferdinand Magellan leaves Spain on his voyage around the world. [more]
1853  - Inventor Elisha Otis sells his first safety elevator equipment. [more]
1954  - The first Fortran computer program is run. [more]
1984  - A suicide bomber kills 20 people at the US Embassy in Beirut. [more]

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