Today in South Australia History

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 53 of 53

1836-07-27 - Adelaide, South Australia, founded
1838-01-01 - 1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide
1856-10-24 - Constitution of South Australia adopted
1863-07-06 - Northern Territory passes from New South Wales to South Australia
1890-02-14 - 1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game
1892-03-19 - 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket Eng v SA (Cape Town)
1892-12-16 - Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW
1896-02-24 - Victoria all out for 43 vs South Australia, Jones 6-15 Jarvis 4-27
1899-02-16 - Pelham Warner scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (Eng v SA Johannesburg)
1901-01-08 - New South Wales score 918 all out vs South Australia in 560 minutes
1911-01-01 - South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government
1920-12-07 - NSW make 802 against South Australia, then Mailey takes 8-81
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1921-11-04 - The Sturmabteilung or SA is formally formed by Adolf Hitler
1922-12-16 - NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket
1927-12-16 - Cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW v South Australia
1930-12-25 - Slinger Nitschke scores 142 SA v Qld at Adelaide before 5,422
1931-12-25 - Albert Lonergan scores 137 SA v Qld at Adelaide before 5,697
1933-01-30 - Grimmett takes 7-86 for SA in Qld 2nd inn, 13-135 for match
1934-12-24 - Grimmett takes 9-180 for SA as Queensland make 430
1934-12-25 - Four centuries for SA as they make 7-644 v Qld before 6,180
1935-12-18 - Bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia
1935-12-24 - Bradman scores 233 in 191 mins, SA v Queensland, 28 fours 1 six
1936-01-02 - Bradman scores 357 for SA v Vic, 424 minutes, 40 fours
1936-03-02 - Bradman scores 369 in 253 mins, SA v Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes
1936-12-25 - Ron Hamence scores 104 for SA v Queensland before 4,865
1937-02-13 - Bradman scores 123 SA v Queensland, 165 mins, 10-4s 1-6 in cricket
1937-12-20 - Bill O'Reilly takes 9-41 for NSW against South Australia
1937-12-25 - Queensland all out for 93 v SA in front of 10,436
1937-12-27 - Bradman scores 246 SA v Queensland, 364 mins, 20 fours
1938-01-08 - Bradman scores 107 for South Australia v Qld (1st innings)
1938-01-18 - Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG
1939-01-02 - Bradman scores 107 SA v Victoria, his 4th consecutive century
1939-01-10 - Bradman hits 186 SA v Qld before Christ catches him at short-leg
1939-12-16 - Bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes
1939-12-22 - Bradman scores 138 in South Australia's 7-821 v Queensland
1939-12-23 - South Australia score 7-821 against Queensland
1939-12-30 - Bradman scores 267 SA v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century
1940-02-17 - Bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia
1940-12-09 - South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11
1940-12-25 - Bradman out 1st ball for SA v Victoria before 6213
1945-12-31 - Bradman scores 112, his 1st post-War century, SA v Aust Services
1946-11-19 - Bradman scores 119 South Australia v Victoria, 183 mins, 8 fours
1947-10-25 - Bradman scores 156 for SA v the Indians, 152 mins, 22 fours
1947-11-08 - Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 SA v Victoria
1966-01-26 - The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
1982-10-25 - David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA v Victoria
1983-02-16 - The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia claim the lives of 75 people in Australia's worst ever fires.
1984-12-02 - Bob Holland takes 9-83 for NSW against South Australia, SCG
1985-08-20 - Hanspeter Beck of South Australia, finishes a 3,875 mile, 51 day trip from Western Australia to Melbourne on a unicycle
1989-12-16 - Geoff Marsh completes 355* for WA against South Australia
1989-12-17 - Michael Bevan scores cricket century on 1st-class debut (114 SA v WA)
1995-02-04 - Dean Jones completes 324* for Victoria v South Australia
1996-04-03 - South Australia grab exciting draw vs W A to win Sheffield Shield

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 22 of 22

1818-03-22 - John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (d. 1846)
1826-06-24 - George Goyder, surveyor-general of South Australia (d. 1898)
1859-01-15 - Archibald Peake, Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)
1890-02-18 - Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)
1909-08-14 - Len Darling, cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's)
1919-06-08 - Guy Overton, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 3 Tests on 1953-54 SA tour)
1924-07-28 - Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)
1934-07-19 - Francisco Sá Carneiro, Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1980)
1964-04-25 - Jamie Siddons, cricketer (Victorian & SA batsman ODI for Aust 1988)
1964-12-31 - Denis Hickey, cricketer (fast bowler for Vic, SA & Glamorgan)
1967-05-11 - Jamie Brayshaw, cricketer (son of Ian WA & SA right-handed batsman)
1968-05-05 - Tim Neilsen, cricket wicket-keeper (South Australian 1991)
1968-09-27 - Mark Bradtke, Adelaide SA Aus, basketball center (Olympics-88, 92, 96)
1968-12-24 - Joe Scuderi, cricketer (South Australian all-rounder)
1969-05-31 - Juliet Haslam, Adelaide SA Australia, field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)
1971-02-15 - Barbara Failey-Herbert, South Africa, golfer (1989 winner SA Champ)
1971-04-24 - Phil Rogers, Adelaide SA Aust, 100m breaststroker (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
1972-05-25 - Tony Ronaldson, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)
1973-04-17 - Brett Maher, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball guard (Olympics-96)
1973-08-01 - Ben Johnson, cricketer (promising South Australian opening batsman)
1977-04-24 - Ryan Mitchell, Port Augusta SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1979-04-04 - Rebecca Stoyel, South Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 6 of 6

1846-09-23 - John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (b. 1818)
1898-11-02 - George Goyder, English-born surveyor-general of South Australia (b. 1826)
1907-01-14 - Sir James Fergusson, British politician, and governor of South Australia, New Zealand and Bombay (b. 1832)
1924-09-10 - Walter Lees, cricketer (26 wkts on 5 Tests Eng v SA 1905-06), dies
1992-08-14 - Flora SA Benson, US, wife of pres Ezra Taft B of mormon church, dies
2004-01-03 - Des Corcoran, Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)


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