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.
- 1801 – The French cartographic expedition of Nicolas Baudin sighted Cape Leeuwin.
- 1967 – Australia holds a referendum approving two amendments to the Australian Constitution relating to Indigenous Australians.
- 2005 – Schapelle Corby (pictured) convicted of drug smuggling by an Indonesian court and sentenced to 20 years in gaol, later reduced to 15 and then reverted to 20 years.
- Armed Forces Day (Nicaragua)
- Children’s Day (Nigeria)
- Mother’s Day (Bolivia)
- Navy Day (Japan)
- Slavery Abolition Day (Guadeloupe, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin)
- Start of National Reconciliation Week (Australia)
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