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Old 28th April 2015, 12:37 AM
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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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Old 9th May 2015, 09:25 PM
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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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Old 25th May 2015, 11:24 PM
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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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Old 7th June 2015, 07:29 PM
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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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Old 17th June 2015, 12:48 AM
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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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Old 23rd June 2015, 10:53 PM
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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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Old 26th June 2015, 12:15 AM
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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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Old 11th July 2015, 12:44 AM
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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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