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    1893:
    * Federal Bank collapses, starting the 1893 Banking Crisis
    * Queensland is devastated by the Great Brisbane Floods
    * Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand travels to Australia to hunt kangaroos and emus.

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    1895:
    * German mechanical engineer Rudolf Diesel patents the diesel engine
    * Russian rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky proposes the idea of a space elevator
    * Waltzing Matilda is performed for the first time at the North Gregory Hotel, Winton, QLD

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    1899:
    * A decision is made that Australia's capital should be located between Sydney and Melbourne.
    * The United States makes peace with Spain and goes to war with the Philippines.
    * Edward William Barton-Wright, founder of the English Victorian martial art of Bartitsu, begins publishing a series of magazine articles about the fighting form that he'd created the year before.

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    Bought 3 toys... sold 2 toys... total net gain: 1! And with that, my Transformers collection count has entered the 20th Century.

    3 fun facts about 1900:
    * FC Bayern is founded in Munich.
    * Australian Naval forces arrive in China to reinforce international efforts to quell the Boxer Rebellion
    * Britain signs the Treaty of Friendship with the Kingdom of Tonga, allowing Tonga to become a British protectorate without absolving the Tongan monarchy.

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    1902:
    * Brisbane is declared a city
    * Most Australian women are granted the right to vote under the Commonwealth Franchise Act.
    * Japanese Karate is created with many forms simplified for children. These are the forerunners for today's pre-black belt katas.

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    Just a reminder that anyone can join in this game at any time. Doesn't matter what your count is.

    1903:
    * Toy history: the first teddy bear is made
    * The High Court of Australia convenes for the first time
    * A bicycle race known as the Tour de France is created

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    1909:
    * scientia ac labore -- the University of Queensland is established.
    * Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina. This can only end well.
    * Joan of Arc is beatified by the Church. Ya know, 478 years after they allowed her to be burned at the stake for heresy.

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    1916:
    * In Munich Germany, an automobile company is created called Bayerische Motoren Werke ("Bavarian Motor Works"), or B.M.W. for short.
    * Yuan Shikai, the last Emperor of China, abdicates the throne.
    * Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party.

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    1923:
    * The Great Kanto earthquake devastates Tokyo and Yokohama, killing approx. 143,000 people.
    * Prince Albert (aka King George VI) marries Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (aka The Queen Mother)
    * Half of the Victorian police force goes on strike. Melbourne suffers widespread rioting and looting.

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    1925:
    * Brisbane City Council is formed
    * The Shūeisha Publishing Company is founded in Tokyo
    * The Chrysler Corporation is founded

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