January 08

This Day in History

1931

Australia’s largest gold nugget found in WA

On the 8 January in 1931, Jimmie Larcombe, a 17 year-old teenager prospecting with his father in Larkinville near Kalgoorlie, discovered the largest gold nugget ever found in Western Australia. The … (more...)

1916

Allies retreat from Gallipoli

On this day, Allied forces during World War I stage a full retreat from the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, ending a disastrous invasion of the Ottoman Empire. The Gallipoli Peninsula, … (more...)