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Australian News Headlines: March 2, 2021


UPDATE 1-Australia’s central bank commits to keep 3-year yields low amid bond rout … SYDNEY, March 2 (Reuters) – Australia’s central bank on Tuesday re…, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept rates at 0.1% and emphasised… March 01, 2021 10:46pm EST Boeing, Australian air force say pilotless, fighter-like jet completed first test flight … … Continue reading

Australian News Headlines: March 1, 2021


Australia’s Crown Resorts director quits over ties to billionaire shareholder … that it had underpaid its staff. Several of Australia’s biggest… companies, including Woolworths, Coles and Commonwealth Bank of Australia… FEBRUARY 28, 2021 08:42PM EST PRECIOUS-Gold prices edge higher on softer dollar …, Germany and Australia ending February with their biggest monthly rises… FEBRUARY 28, 2021 08:35PM EST Australia shares climb 1.5% … Continue reading

Australian News Headlines: February 26, 2021


Asian markets roiled as bond rout turns ‘lethal’ … of the selloff prompted Australia’s central bank to launch a surprise… February 25, 2021 09:03pm EST Asian markets roiled as bond rout turns ‘lethal’ … of the selloff prompted Australia’s central bank to launch a surprise… February 25, 2021 09:00pm EST MORE VIDEO RESULTS » GLOBAL … Continue reading

Australian News Headlines: February 23, 2021


Australia‘s Macquarie reaps windfall profits from U.S. winter freeze …, which also operates Australia’s largest asset manager and investment… February 22, 2021 04:47pm EST Australia shares set to track Wall Street lower as U.S. Treasury yields firm … Feb 23 (Reuters) – Australian shares were poised to inch lower on Tuesday after a weak showing … Continue reading

Australian News Headlines: February 22, 2021


Dollar falls as improving sentiment boosts riskier currencies … will ease risks to Australia’s economy over the year, ratings agency Fitch… the yen, the dollar held steady at 105.45 Australia on Monday began its… February 21, 2021 07:38pm EST FOREX-Dollar falls as improving sentiment boosts riskier currencies … to Australia’s economy over the year, ratings … Continue reading

Australian News Headlines: February 21, 2021


Coronavirus Australia live news: Prime Minister, aged care residents and frontline staff will be among first to be vaccinated today Jane Malysiak gets the Pfizer shot at Sydney’s Castle Hill Medical Centre before Prime Minister Scott Morrison receives his vaccination as well. Follow live.ABC News1 hour ago UK scientists highlight 12 criteria for Covid vaccine … Continue reading

Australian News Headlines: February 20, 2021


Victoria records zero new coronavirus cases as Melbourne case moved to ICU Just 25 Covid cases remain in Victoria as state begins first weekend since end of third lockdown.The Guardian1 hour ago Zero cases of COVID-19 recorded in Victoria | ABC News video_youtubeABC News (Australia)1 hour ago Second woman accuses ex-Liberal staffer of rape Another … Continue reading

Australian News Headlines: February 19, 2021


Facebook’s brazen attempt to crush regulations in Australia may backfire Facebook’s move to block news publishers in Australia may create an even stronger backlash against the company, adding fuel to arguments that it has too …The Washington Post1 hour ago Facebook sends blunt message to the world, blocking Australians’ access to news | ABC News … Continue reading

Australian News Headlines: 18 February, 2021


Facebook news ban hits emergency services and government health departments Emergency services and health Facebook pages have been caught up in the tech company’s decision to block Australian news *content*.Sydney Morning Herald2 hours ago Facebook restricts sharing or viewing Australian and international news content | News Breakfast video_youtubeABC News (Australia)3 hours ago Weak positive coronavirus … Continue reading

February 8, 1983 – Dust storm hits Melbourne, Australia, turning day to night


The 1983 Melbourne dust storm was a meteorological phenomenon that occurred during the afternoon of 8 February 1983, throughout much of Victoria, Australia and affected the capital, Melbourne. Red soil, dust and sand from Central and Southeastern Australia was swept up in high winds and carried southeast through Victoria. The dust storm was one of the most dramatic consequences of the 1982/83 drought, at … Continue reading

February 8, 1587 – Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded


After 19 years of imprisonment, Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England for her complicity in a plot to murder Queen Elizabeth I. In 1542, while just six days old, Mary ascended to the Scottish throne upon the death of her father, King James V. Her mother sent her to be raised in … Continue reading

February 7, 1992 – European Union treaty was signed


After suffering through centuries of bloody conflict, the nations of Western Europe finally united in the spirit of economic cooperation with the signing of the Maastricht Treaty of European Union. The treaty, signed by ministers of the European Community, called for greater economic integration, common foreign and security policies and cooperation between police and other … Continue reading

February 6, 1952 – King George VI died and Elizabeth II became queen


On February 6, 1952, after a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland died in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king’s two daughters and next in line to succeed him, was in Kenya at the time of her father’s death; she was … Continue reading

February 5, 146 BCE – Punic Wars, between Rome and Carthage, came to an end


On February 5, 146 BCE, the Roman Republic finally triumphed over its nemesis, Carthage, after over a century of fighting. The victory and subsequent destruction of the city of Carthage marked the end of the Punic Wars and represented Rome’s replacement of Carthage as the dominant power of the Western Mediterranean, a position it would hold for the next … Continue reading

February 4, 2004 – Facebook was launched


On February 4, 2004, a Harvard sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg launches The Facebook, a social media website he had built in order to connect Harvard students with one another. By the next day, over a thousand people had registered, and that was only the beginning. Now known simply as Facebook, the site quickly ballooned into one of … Continue reading

February 3, 1998 – US Marine jet severed ski-lift cable in Italy


On February 3, 1998, a U.S. Marine jet flying low over the town of Cavalese in the Italian Alps severed a ski-lift cable, sending a tram crashing to the ground and killing 20 people. Cavalese is located in the Dolomite Mountains, about 20 miles northeast of Trento, Italy. In 1976, 42 people there, including 15 … Continue reading

February 2, 1812 – Russians established Fort Ross in California


Staking a tenuous claim to the riches of the Far West, Russians established Fort Ross on the coast north of San Francisco. As a growing empire with a long Pacific coastline, Russia was in many ways well positioned to play a leading role in the settlement and development of the West. The Russians had begun … Continue reading

February 1, 1979 – Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran


On February 1, 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran in triumph after 15 years of exile. The shah and his family had fled the country two weeks before, and jubilant Iranian revolutionaries were eager to establish a fundamentalist Islamic government under Khomeini’s leadership. Born around the turn of the century, Ruhollah Khomeini was the … Continue reading

January 31, 1968 – Nauru gained independence from Australia.


Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru (Nauruan: Repubrikin Naoero) and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country and microstate in Oceania, in the Central Pacific. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 km (190 mi) to the east. It further lies northwest of Tuvalu, 1,300 km (810 mi) northeast of the Solomon Islands, east-northeast of Papua New Guinea, southeast of the Federated States of Micronesia and south of the Marshall Islands. With only a 21 km2 (8.1 sq mi) … Continue reading

January 31, 1950 – Truman announced development of H-bomb


On June 31, 1950, U.S. President Harry S. Truman publicly announced his decision to support the development of the hydrogen bomb, a weapon theorized to be hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II. Five months earlier, the United States had lost its nuclear supremacy when the Soviet … Continue reading

January 30, 1950 – Birth of Jack Newton, Australian golfer


Jack Newton OAM (born 30 January 1950) is an Australian former professional golfer. Newton was born in Cessnock, New South Wales. He was one of Australia’s most successful golfers in the 1970s and early 1980s. He turned professional in 1971 and won his first professional tournament – the Dutch Open – in 1972. Newton notched up several victories over the next … Continue reading

January 30, 1948: Mahatma Gandhi assassinated


On January 30, 1948, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, was assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu extremist. Born the son of an Indian official in 1869, Gandhi’s Vaishnava mother was deeply religious and early on exposed her son to Jainism, a morally rigorous Indian religion that … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 – Death of Colleen McCullough, Australian neuroscientist, author, and academic


Colleen Margaretta McCullough AO (married name Robinson, previously Ion-Robinson; 1 June 1937 – 29 January 2015) was an Australian author known for her novels, her most well-known being The Thorn Birds and The Ladies of Missalonghi. McCullough was born in 1937 in Wellington, in the Central West region of New South Wales, to James and Laurie McCullough.  Her father was of Irish descent and her mother was a … Continue reading

January 29, 1977 – “Roots” premiered on television


January 29, 1977 saw the premiere of Roots, a groundbreaking television program. The eight-episode miniseries, which was broadcast over eight consecutive nights, follows a family from its origins in West Africa through generations of slavery and the end of the Civil War.  Roots one of the most-watched television events in American history and a major moment in mainstream … Continue reading

January 28, 1953 – Death of James Scullin, Australian journalist and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Australia


James Henry Scullin (18 September 1876 – 28 January 1953) was an Australian Labor Party politician and the ninth Prime Minister of Australia. Scullin led Labor to government at the 1929 election. The Wall Street Crash of 1929 transpired just two days after his swearing in, which would herald the beginning of the Great Depression in Australia. Scullin’s administration would soon be overwhelmed by … Continue reading

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