On This Day: 8th of July

Posted on: Fri 8 Jul 2022

In 1904, Sydney’s streets were lit by electricity for the first time when the Pyrmont Power Station was officially turned on.

In 1918, novelist and journalist Ernest Hemingway was seriously wounded while working as an American Red Cross ambulance driver in Italy.

In 1996, girl power anthem and modern pop classic ‘Wannabe’ by the Spice Girls was released.

Breakfast producer Shannon Pearce joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann to tell us more about today’s events from history.

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Produced by Shannon Pearce


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