1892 The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
1899 Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.
1899 The Australian Premiers' Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia's capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.
1901 Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne.
1913 Canberra Day: The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra. (Melbourne remained temporary capital until 1927 while the new capital was still under construction.)
1934 The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Australia is opened.
1956 A violent water polo match between Hungary and the USSR takes place during the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, against the backdrop of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
1967 Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
1970 Thirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses.
1986 A car bomb explodes at Russell Street Police HQ in Melbourne, killing 1 police officer and injuring 21 people.
1999 Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.
2007 In Melbourne, Australia, a fire in the Burnley Tunnel kills three.