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This Day in History

Friday, November 16, 2018
Born on this day
1920  - Colin Thiele, Australian writer and author of 'Storm Boy', is born. [more]
Australian Explorers
1824  - Hume and Hovell become the first white men to sight the Murray River. [more]
Australian History
1919  - The first south to north transcontinental flight across Australia occurs. [more]
1920  - Australian airline Qantas is founded. [more]
1938  - The Waterside Workers' Strike, which earns Robert Menzies the nickname of 'Pig-Iron Bob', begins. [more]
World History
1855  - Missionary and explorer David Livingstone becomes the first non-African to sight Victoria Falls in Africa. [more]
1959  - The original Broadway production of The Sound of Music opens. [more]
New Zealand History
1840  - New Zealand becomes a separate colony, no longer administered by New South Wales. [more]

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