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  • Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch
    Australian media baron Rupert Murdoch purchases the largest selling British Sunday newspaper, The News of the World.
  • Train disaster

    Train disaster
    The Violet Town railway disaster: the passenger train Southern Aurora collides head-on with a freight train on the new Melbourne to Sydney train line. Nine people are killed.
  • Apollo

    Apollo 10 returns to Earth, after a successful 8-day test of all the components needed for the upcoming first manned Moon landing.
  • Navy

    Melbourne-Evans collision – The Royal Australian Navy aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne collides with the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Frank E. Evans in the South China Sea. Frank E. Evans is cut in half and sinks, killing 74 crew.
  • Eagle

    The lunar module Eagle lands on the lunar surface. An estimated 500 million people worldwide watched as Neil Armstrong takes his historic first steps on the Moon
  • Apollo

    Apollo program: Apollo 11 (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins) lifts off toward the first landing on the Moon.
  • apollo 11

    apollo 11
    The Apollo 11 astronauts return from the first successful Moon landing
  • Woodstock

  • Arpanet

    The first message is sent over ARPANET, the forerunner of the internet.
  • 747

    The Boeing 747 jumbo jet makes its debut