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17 July in Australian History

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Here are some of the events that happened on this day in Australian history. Please feel free to add others that you know of in the comments section.

  • 1964 – Donald Campbell (pictured) set a record of 403.10 mph for jet propelled four-wheeled vehicles (Class A) on Lake Eyre.
  • 2014 – Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by Russian-controlled forces over Ukraine killing all 298 on board, including 27 Australians.

Tony Simon

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