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.
- 1915 – Albert Jacka becomes the first Australian to win the Victoria Cross during the First World War.
- 1916 – Battle of Fromelles, the first battle on the Western Front involving Australia; the Australian 5th Division suffered 5,533 casualties in one night.
- 1940 – The Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney takes part in the sinking of the Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni.