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Monday, December 16, 2019
Born on this day
1770  - The great composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, is born. [more]
Australian Explorers
1824  - Hume and Hovell mistakenly arrive at Corio Bay, instead of Westernport Bay. [more]
1845  - Thomas Mitchell departs Orange, New South Wales, in search of a great river flowing to the Gulf of Carpentaria. [more]
1860  - Burke makes the fateful decision to push on to the Gulf from Cooper Creek, despite waterless country and searing summer heat. [more]
World History
1631  - Mount Vesuvius erupts, destroying six villages and killing up to 4,000 people. [more]
1997  - 700 people, mostly children, are hospitalised following the broadcast of a cartoon which triggers 'Nintendo epilepsy'. [more]


Today in History

Thought For Today
Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven; it comes down from God who does not change.
James 1:17 (c) GNB
There is a God in heaven with special blessings for you. If only you would hold out your hands to receive them.

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