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See what took place on this date throughout history.

Here's a taste of what happened on this date throughout history.

Basketball and jelly!.

Basketball and jelly!

  • The world's largest alluvial gold nugget, the 97.14kg Welcome Stranger, is found by John Deason and Richard Oates in Moliagul, Victoria in 1860.
  • Phoenix, Arizona is incorporated into a city in 1881.
  • Modern Times -- directed by, written by and starring Charlie Chaplin -- is released in 1936.
  • The world's largest jelly -- made with 35,000 litres of the wobbly confection -- is unveiled in Brisbane in 1981.
  • Soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal (1986) and Neymar of Brazil (1993) are born.
  • In 1989, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar becomes the first NBA player to score 38,000 points. 
  • Comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson gets married (1990).
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