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This Day in History

Monday, October 23, 2017
Born on this day
1813  - Australian explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, who was first to travel from the eastern coast to Port Essington in the north, is born. [more]
Australian Explorers
1823  - Oxley departs Sydney to search north for a site for a new settlement, eventually discovering Moreton Bay. [more]
1861  - South Australian John McKinlay's relief expedition to locate Burke and Wills finds the burial site of party member Charles Gray. [more]
Australian History
1965  - Canberra, capital city of Australia, begins operation of its first two sets of traffic lights. [more]
1976  - Much of southern Australia experiences a total solar eclipse. [more]

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