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18 July in Australian History

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amy-gillett

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.

  • 1914 – Maurice Guillaux lands in Sydney – The first airmail delivery from Melbourne to Sydney is achieved.
  • 1928 – Russell Mockridge, Olympic gold medal winning cyclist, born in South Melbourne, Victoria.
  • 1983 – The first death attributable to AIDS occurred in Australia.

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