On this day in 1816, Rossini's
opera The Barber of Seville
was first performed. The performance was at Teatro Argentina in Rome and
it remains one of the most loved of comic operas.
On this day in 1835 an earthquake devastated the city of Concepción in Chile.
On this day in 1913, work was officially commenced on Australia's capital,
Canberra when King O'Malley drove in the first survey peg.
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