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Add Your Piece of History… 30th April

30 Apr
  • On this day in 2006.  Two Tasmania miners were found alive after being trapped underground for 5 days at the Beaconsfield mine.
  • On this day in 1993.   Monica Seles is stabbed from behind in the back at the quarter final tennis match in Hamburg, Germany.
  • On this day in 1933.  The country singer, Willie Nelson turns 80 today.

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Add Your Piece of History… 29th April

29 Apr
  • On this day in 2011.  The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  The wedding took place in Westminster Abbey with nearly two thousand guests.
  • On this day in 1958.  Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress, celebrates her birthday today.
  • On this day in 1988.  Australian icon, the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, is opened in Longreach, Queensland.  It is a complex to pay tribute to the explorers, overlanders, pioneers and settlers of Outback Australia.

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The Stockmans Hall of Fame

The Stockmans Hall of Fame

Add Your Piece of History… 28th April

28 Apr
  • On this day in 1996.  A gunman shot and killed 35 people in the town of Port Arthur, Tasmania.
  • On this day in 1956.  Jimmy Barnes, a singer/songwriter and lead singer of Cold Chisel was born on the 28th of April 1956.
  • On this day in 2001.  Millionaire Dennis Tito became the world’s first space tourist.

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English: Penitentiary at Port Arthur, Tasmania.

English: Penitentiary at Port Arthur, Tasmania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Add Your Piece of History… 27th April

27 Apr
  • On this day in 1968.  Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Mrs Robinson’ was released.
  • On this day every year, Freedom Day is celebrated as a public holiday in South Africa.

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The Essential Simon and Garfunkel

The Essential Simon and Garfunkel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Add Your Piece of History… 26th April

26 Apr
  • On this day inn 1986.  The worst nuclear plant accident in history occurred at Chernobyl, near Kiev, U.S.S.R.
  • On this day in 1980.   Channing Tatum celebrates his birthday today.  Actor staring in The Vow, Dear John and 21 Jump Street.
  • On this day in 1963.  Jet Li turns 50 today.  Jet Li is a Chinese martial arts expert and action movie star.
  • View of Chernobyl taken from roof of building ...

    View of Chernobyl taken from roof of building in Pripyat Ukraine. Photo Taken by Jason Minshull, then digitally zoomed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Jet Li at Fearless Premiere taken myself

English: Jet Li at Fearless Premiere taken myself (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Add Your Piece of History… 25th April

25 Apr
  • On this day every year Australia celebrates ANZAC Day.  ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by
    Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.  ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.  The Australian and New Zealand forces landed on Gallipoli on 25th of April 1915.
  • On this day in 1809.  Australia’s first post office opens in Sydney, Australia.
  • On this day in 1719.  Daniel Defoe’s navel “Robinson Crusoe” is first published.
English: Australian Army Rising Sun hat badge ...

English: Australian Army Rising Sun hat badge used between 1904 and 1949. Public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Add Your Piece of History… 24th April

24 Apr
  • On this day in 1942.  Barbara Streisand celebrates her birthday today.  Barbara Streisand was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.  American singer, film and theatre actress.
  • On this day in 1184 B.C.  Today is recognised as the day when the Greeks entered Troy via the infamous Trojan Horse.
  • On this day in 1981.  The first IBM personal computer was introduced.

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  • Detail from The Procession of the Trojan Horse...

    Detail from The Procession of the Trojan Horse in Troy by Domenico Tiepolo (1773), inspired by Virgil’s Aeneid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)ed as the day when the Greeks entered Troy via the infamous Trojan Horse.

Add Your Piece of History… 23rd April

23 Apr
  • On this day in 1564.  William Shakespeare, English poet was born on the 23rd of April 1564.  William Shakespeare also died on the same day 52 years later.
  • On this day in 1928.  Shirley Temple was born on the 23rd of April 1928 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.  American actress best known as a child actress/singer/tap dancer.

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This was long thought to be the only portrait ...

This was long thought to be the only portrait of William Shakespeare that had any claim to have been painted from life, until another possible life portrait, the Cobbe portrait, was revealed in 2009. The portrait is known as the ‘Chandos portrait’ after a previous owner, James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos. It was the first portrait to be acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 1856. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Add Your Piece of History… 22nd April

22 Apr
  • On this day in 1937.   Jack Nicholson, American actor celebrates his birthday today.
  • On this day in 1979.  Daniel Johns, Australian musician (Silverchair) celebrates his birthday today.

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English: Jack Nicholson Français : Jack Nicholson

English: Jack Nicholson Français : Jack Nicholson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Add Your Piece of History… 21st April

21 Apr
  • On this day in 1926.  Queen Elizabeth II was born on the 21st April 1926.  Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in Mayfair, London, England.

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Christening of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth Alexa...

Christening of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

Queen of United Kingdom (as well as Canada, Au...

Queen of United Kingdom (as well as Canada, Australia, and other Commonwealth realms) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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