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This Day in History

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Australian Explorers
1844  - German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt sets out from the Darling Downs to travel northwest to Port Essington. [more]
Australian History
1850  - Australia's first university, the University of Sydney, is founded. [more]
1935  - Heinz & Company in Australia begins producing tinned baked beans. [more]
2009  - Australia's population passes 22 million. [more]
World History
1908  - The first Model T Ford is introduced to the American public. [more]
1942  - Little Golden Books publishes its first set of children's books. [more]
1962  - Two people are killed during riots as America's first black college student is admitted to the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford. [more]
1969  - The Concorde breaks the sound barrier for the first time. [more]

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