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19 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 in the comments section.

  • 1861 – Dame Nellie Melba (pictured) is born in Richmond, Victoria, Victoria
  • 1942 – The prototype CAC Boomerang, an Australian designed and built fighter aircraft, takes to the air for the first time.
  • 1948 – Federal government announced that Australian rail gauges would be standardised by 1951.
  • 1950 – Cabinet agrees to send forces to aid the British during the Malayan Emergency.
  • 2002 – 19th Prime Minister of Australia, John Gorton, dies aged 90.

International Observances.

  • Greek Genocide Remembrance Day (Greece)
  • Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day (Turkey, Northern Cyprus)
  • Hồ Chí Minh’s Birthday (Vietnam)
  • Malcolm X Day (United States)
  • National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (United States)
  • Hepatitis Testing Day (United States)
  • Mother’s Day (Kyrgyzstan)

Thank you for…

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