June 28th 1880: Ned Kelly captured

On this day in 1880 the infamous Australian bushranger Ned Kelly was captured after a violent confrontation at Glenrowan. Kelly was an outlaw, wanted on charges of murder. At Glenrowan, Kelly wore home-made armour to fight off police, but he was captured and jailed. He was convicted of murder and hanged at Old Melbourne Gaol on 11th November 1880, aged 25. Kelly has entered Australian folklore and popular culture, with a film being made about his life.

06/28/13 at 1:01pm
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