• Deaths and Funerals
  • 1873 Explorer, Hamilton Hume, died aged 75. The main Sydney to Melbourne highway was named after him
  • Departures
  • 1954 One thousand struggling, screaming and fighting people attempted to stop Mrs Evdokia Petrov from returning to Russia, after her husband had defected
  • Events
  • 1984 After a public opinion poll, Prime Minister Whitlam announced that the new national anthem was to be "Advance Australia Fair" in preference to "Waltzing Matilda". Green and Gold would also be the National Colours.
  • Transportation
  • 1856 South Australia's first steam railway opened from Adelaide to Port Adelaide