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This Day in History

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Born on this day
1857  - Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement, is born. [more]
1879  - Norman Lindsay, one of Australia's best-known artists, is born. [more]
1962  - Australian icon, the 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin, is born. [more]
Australian History
1792  - The first land grant to convict James Ruse is officially added to the NSW colonial records. [more]
1928  - Bert Hinkler becomes the first person to fly solo from the United Kingdom to Australia. [more]
1965  - Australia's Royal Mint, built for the purpose of producing new decimal currency, is opened. [more]
World History
1879  - Frank Woolworth opens the first Woolworth store. [more]

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