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16 May in Australian History

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Here are some of the events that happened on this day in Australian history. Please feel free to add others that you know of.

  • 1954 – World champion boxer Jimmy Carruthers retires, undefeated.
  • 1956 – The first post-war British nuclear tests begin in Australia, with Operation Mosaic at Monte Bello Islands, Western Australia.
  • 1983 – NSW Premier Neville Wran steps aside in response to allegations raised by ABC TV program Four Corners that he attempted to influence the NSW Magistracy.

International Observances.

  • Martyrs of Sudan (Episcopal Church (USA))
  • Mass Graves Day (Iraq)
  • National Day, declared by Salva Kiir Mayardit (South Sudan)
  • Teachers’ Day (Malaysia)

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