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Sunday, August 9, 2020
Australian History
1851  - Gold is discovered at Sovereign Hill, near Ballarat, in Victoria. [more]
1890  - The first recital is held on the largest pipe organ in the world at the time, the Grand Organ in the Sydney Town Hall. [more]
World History
1173  - Construction begins on the Tower of Pisa, which is later to become the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. [more]
1945  - The United States drops a second atomic bomb, this time on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. [more]
1974  - In the wake of the Watergate scandal, US President Richard Nixon resigns. [more]


Today in History

Thought For Today
Obey the Lord, be humble, and you will get riches, honour, and a long life.
Proverbs 22:4 (c) GNB
God resists the proud person and lets them stew in their own juices. Those who try to keep His laws, do good and know their place will be blessed

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