1892 - The Culcairn - Brocklesby and Brocklesby - Corowa sections of the Corowa Branch Railway Line (NSW) were opened.
1915 - The 3 position Railway signals were introduced ; on the South Yarra to Hawksburn section, at Prahran and at Richmond. (Vic).
1923 - The Tarana - Oberon section of the Oberon Branch Railway Line (NSW) was opened.
1913 Peter Waite wrote to the government announcing his wish to hand over his estate at Urrbrae to the University of Adelaide for the development of an agricultural research centre with some of the land to be used to establish a school.When he died on 4 February 1922 the University came into possession of this valuable estate and the Waite Agricultural Research Institute came into being in 1924.
1952 – The first British nuclear test was conducted at Monte Bello Islands, Western Australia at the invitation of the Menzies government.
1957 – Australian National Airways (ANA) was merged with Ansett to form Ansett-ANA.
1985 – The first Australian Formula One Grand Prix was raced in Adelaide.
1998 – The John Howard-led Coalition returned to power at federal election.
1992 – A Victorian state election sees Jeff Kennett and the Liberal Party defeat the incumbent Labor Government of Joan Kirner.