Monthly Archives: November 2012

Guy Fawkes was caught on this day in 1605 trying to blow up the British Parliament.Ebor Falls Fawkes was tortured to reveal the names of his fellow conspirators, then sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered in London. Climbing up the ladder to the hanging platform, fawkes jumped...
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Greek migrant Joachim Tavlaridis, later known as "Mick Adams" opened Australia's first milk bar in 24 Martin Place 80 years today. It was known as the "Black and White 4d Fruit Milk Bar". The first of its kind, it featured a bar counter with limited seats on one side and milkshake makers and soda pumps on...
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It wasn't until this day 109 years ago that Manly Council finally allowed daytime swimming. It had been local newspaper owner William Henry Gocher, who repeatedly defied existing rules, was arrested because of it and the resulting publicity those instances evoked, which finally led Manly Council to rescind its old by-law and pass a new one...
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