Frank Berryman (1894–1981) was an Australian Army general during the
Second World War. After serving during the First World War on the
Western Front with the field artillery, he spent nearly twenty years as
a major. He joined the Second Australian Imperial Force in April 1940
and became chief of staff of the 6th Division, later becoming Commander,
Royal Artillery, 7th Division. He commanded "Berry Force" in the
Syria–Lebanon campaign before returning to Australia in 1942, where he
became chief of staff of the First Army and then Deputy Chief of the
General Staff. As chief of staff of New Guinea Force, he was involved
with the planning and execution of the Salamaua–Lae campaign and the
Huon Peninsula campaign, and in November 1943, he became commander of II
Corps, which he led in the Battle of Sio. He was the Australian Army
representative at the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay. After the war, he
directed the Army's response to the 1949 Australian coal strike, became
the Director General of the 1954 Royal Tour of Elizabeth II, and was
Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Agricultural Society of New South
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The Treaty of Fontainebleau was signed, ending the War of the
Sixth Coalition, and forcing Napoleon to abdicate as ruler of France and
sending him into exile on Elba.
The Concertgebouw concert hall in Amsterdam was inaugurated.
Air India's Kashmir Princess was destroyed in mid-air by a bomb
in an assassination attempt on Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, who had not
been on board.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of
1968, prohibiting racial discrimination in the sale, rental, and
financing of housing.
A bomb exploded at the central Oktyabrskaya station of the
Minsk Metro in Belarus, killing 15 people and injuring over 200 more.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (Wicca) A permanent circle or temple used to meet for rituals and to
store religious items, often a mundane location.
2. (Wicca) A Wiccan congregation.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Many people need desperately to receive this message: "I feel and
think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about,
although most people don't care about them. You are not alone."
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