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This Day in History

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Born on this day
1759  - William Wilberforce, the man largely responsible for the abolition of the slave trade, is born. [more]
Australian Explorers
1879  - Explorer Alexander Forrest's expedition through northwest Australia is threatened with starvation. [more]
Australian History
1872  - Queensland's borders are extended to include Thursday Island and the Torres Strait islands. [more]
World History
79  - The ancient city of Pompeii is destroyed as Mt Vesuvius erupts. [more]
1909  - Workers start pouring the concrete for the Panama Canal. [more]
1995  - Windows 95 is released by the Microsoft Corporation. [more]

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