1896 - He was born in Melbourne, Australia on the 28th of August.
1940 - He was elected to the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Melbourne.
1945 - He became Minister for Immigration in Ben Chifley's government.
1947 - He signed an agreement with the United Nations Refugee Organisation to accept displaced persons from European countries ravaged by war.
1949 - He left office when the Liberals, led by Robert Menzies, defeated Chifley.
1951 - After Chifley's death, Dr H.V. Evatt became the Labor leader, and Calwell became his Deputy.
1960 - He served as Leader of the Australian Labor Party.
1966 - On 21st of June, he addressed an anti-conscription rally at Mosman Town Hall in Sydney.
1967 - He resigned as Labor leader.
1972 - He died on the 8th of July and he was given a state funeral at St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne.
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