Tag Archives: Australia

March 17, 461

On March 17, 461, St. Patrick died in Saul, UK. St. Patrick was famous for driving the snakes out of Ireland, which was amazing, as Ireland never had any snakes to begin with. After his death, his fellow religious brothers … Continue reading

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March 6, 2018

On March 6, 2018, the world’s oldest message in a bottle was found on a beach in Western Australia. It had been tossed from the German ship Paula on June 12, 1886. The message said, “Liebe Annika. Senden sie nackte.”

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March 1, 1901

On March 1, 1901, the Australian Army was formed. It was later used to fight both Emus and Kangaroos. It lost both of these wars. The Emus actually sent a message to the Aussies after beating them in 1932. That … Continue reading

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December 10, 1932

On December 10, 1932, Australia conceded defeat in the Great Emu War. The giant, six-foot tall flightless birds were damaging the crops of the farmers of the Campion district in Western Australia and the government sent the army in to … Continue reading

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August 7, 1858

On August 7, 1858, the first Australian rules football game was played between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College. While on paper, this looks to be unfair, a bunch of college boys playing against a grammar school. It’s Australia. Both were … Continue reading

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July 15, 1922

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1922 the first duck-billed platypus arrived in America, directly from Australia. It was exhibited at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. Native New Yorkers, long used to the shenanigans of PT Barnum and … Continue reading

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April 15, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2011, in a Schrodinger’s cat experiment, researchers in Japan and Australia successfully teleport wave packets of light and this is the first transfer of quantum information from one point to another. This provides scientific … Continue reading

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January 21, 1990

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1990, tennis player John McEnroe became the first player ever expelled from the Australian Open. Las Vegas odds-makers had the event eventually happening at 1-1.

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November 1, 2013

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2013 Australian scientists announced the discover of three new species of marsupial in Queensland; the Tweed Volcano Antechinus, the Buff-footed Antechinus and the Kroombit Anterchinus. Australian scientists were subsequently informed that they had lost … Continue reading

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September 15, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2011 a previously unknown species of bottlenose dolphin was identified by researchers at Australia’s Monash University. They named it Tursiops australis. Sonya Fitzpatrick was contacted and asked why the dolphins had waited so long … Continue reading

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