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This Day in History for January 26 – Australia Founded and More
This Day in History for January 26 – Australia Founded and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1788 – Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia (More info) 1961 – President John F. Kennedy appoints Janet Travell as his personal physician, making her the first woman in history to hold the post (More info)
This Day in History for January 17 – Chevy Corvette Debuts and More
This Day in History for January 17 – Chevy Corvette Debuts and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1929 – Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip (More info) 1950 – In what would come to be called the Great Brinks Robbery, thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car in Boston (More info)
This Day in History for December 16 – Boston Tea Party Occurs and More
This Day in History for December 16 – Boston Tea Party Occurs and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1773 – In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor in what would come to be known as the Boston Tea Party (More info) 1920 – The Haiyuan earthquake, magnitude 8.5, rocks the Gansu province in China and kills an estimated 200,000 (More info)

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