On this day:

2008: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologizes to Indigenous Australians for the “stolen generations” Between 10 and 30 percent of Aboriginal and Torres Islander children were removed from their families until the 1960s.

1960: France detonated its first atomic bomb in the Sahara desert.

Born on this day:

1974: Robbie Williams: English singer-songwriter, producer, actor

Gone on this day:

1883: German composer Richard Wagner died in Venice at age 69.