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This Day in History

Monday, September 26, 2016
Australian History
1855  - The first railway line in New South Wales is opened. [more]
World History
70  - Jerusalem falls to the Roman Emperor Vespasian. [more]
1449  - Two gigantic reptiles, described as monsters or dragons, are seen fighting on the banks of the River Stour in England. [more]
1824  - The tomato, previously regarded with suspicion, is proven to be harmless when Colonel Robert Johnson eats a basketful of tomatoes in public and without ill effect. [more]
1973  - Supersonic aircraft, the Concorde, makes its first trans-Atlantic crossing in record time. [more]
1983  - A potential nuclear war is averted when a Russian army colonel refuses to believe his computerised early warning systems. [more]
1991  - Eight people commence a two-year stay inside Biosphere 2, a sealed, manmade experimental environment in Arizona, USA. [more]
2008  - Actor and humanitarian Paul Newman dies. [more]

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