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24 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.

  • 1805 – William Bligh is appointed the fourth Governor of New South Wales, he arrives at Port Jackson to replace King on August 6, 1806.
  • 1870 – Port Adelaide Football Club play their first match.
  • 1905 – Empire Day is first celebrated in Australia.
  • 1917 – Australian boxer Les Darcy (pictured) dies in the United States.
  • 1960 – The Parliament of Victoria authorised Totalizator Agency Boards with the intention to stamp out starting price (SP) betting.
  • 1969 – Keith Payne is the last Australian soldier awarded a Victoria Cross for bravery during the Vietnam War.
  • 2006 – Author Geraldine Brooks wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

International Observances.

  • Aldersgate Day/Wesley Day (Methodism)
  • Battle of Pichincha Day (Ecuador)
  • Bermuda Day (Bermuda), celebrated on…

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