Here are some of the events that happened on this day in Australian history. Please feel free to add others that you know of.
- 1824 – Opening of Supreme Court in Tasmania.
- 1972 – Homosexual Law Professor George Duncan “drowns” in the Torrens River, Adelaide.
- 1996 – Prime Minister John Howard announces gun controls in the wake of the Port Arthur massacre (pictured wearing bullet-proof vest).
- 1996 – Floods in southern Queensland & northern New South Wales kill 5 people & cause more than AUD$55 million in farm losses
- Children’s Day (Maldives)
- Confederate Memorial Day (North Carolina and South Carolina)
- Constitution Day (Micronesia)
- Earliest possible day on which Pentecost can fall, while June 13 is the latest; celebrated 50 days after Easter Day.(Christianity)
- Golden Spike Day (Promontory, Utah)
- Mother’s Day (Guatemala, and Mexico)
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