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This Day in History

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Born on this day
1790  - The inventer of the idea of dental floss, Levi Spear Parmly, is born. [more]
Australian History
1835  - The Port Phillip Association is formed for the purpose of settling land in the area that later becomes Melbourne. [more]
1868  - The lighthouse is lit at Bustard Head, the first lighthouse constructed after Queensland separated from New South Wales, and the scene of many tragedies. [more]
1949  - Due to the coal miners' strike, severe restrictions are placed on electricity consumption in Queensland, Australia. [more]
World History
67  - The apostle St Peter is believed to have been crucified on this day. [more]
1613  - The Globe Theatre in London burns down during the first performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII.  [more]
2001  - The British Government announces that a memorial in honour of Diana, Princess of Wales, is to be built in London's Hyde Park. [more]

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