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Add Your Piece of History… 3rd June

3 Jun


  • On this day in 1790.  The Lady Juliana is the first ship of the Second Fleet to arrive in Sydney Cove.  The First Fleet of convicts, which established the colony of New South Wales, arrived in Port Jackson on the 26th of January 1788.  The Second Fleet left England with a cargo of 1026 convicts, bound for New South Wales, on the 19th of January 1790.  The Fleet had 6 ships, Justinian, Lady Juliana, Surprize, Neptune, Scarborough and Guardian.


  • On this day in 1871.  Jesse James and his gang robs Obocock bank in Corydon, Iowa, taking $15,000.  The four men were Jesse and Frank James, Cole Younger and Clell Miller.  Jesse James was one of the most successful bank robbers in American history, eluding authorities for nearly 15 years.


  • On this day in 1856.  Cullen Whipple patented the screw machine (screw blank feeder mechanism).  The first practical tool for making pointed screws.


  • On this day in 1976.  Aretha Fanklins ‘Respect’ reaches number 1.


Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or general history).





Jesse James

Jesse James (Photo credit: Wikipedia)














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