Today in History

  • 17 October, 2014
  • Editor

On this day in 1964, Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies opened the artificial Lake Burley Griffin in the middle of the capital Canberra. 

On this day in 1989, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck California's San Francisco Bay Area, killing 63 people, injuring 3,757, and leaving at least 8,000 homeless.

On this day in 1994, Israel and Jordan initialed a historic peace treaty, ending their 46-year state of war. 

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