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8 July in Australian History

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percy-grainger

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.

  • 1882 – Percy Grainger (pictured), Australian pianist and composer, born in Melbourne.
  • 1936 – The Federal Government announces an increase in military training strength, in response to the rise of fascism in Europe.
  • 1963 – Margaret Court becomes the first Australian woman to win the Women’s Singles tennis championship at Wimbledon.

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