This group of escaped prisoners dubbed with the nickname "The Texas Seven" robbed an Oshman's Sporting Goods where they stole at least 40 guns and sets of ammunition. A police officer who responded to the call, Officer Aubrey Hawkins, was ambushed and shot 11 times, and was the only casualty.
Even though James Cook was not the first explorer to discover Christmas Island, he was the one to give it the name "Christmas Island" since he visited the island on Christmas Eve. These days the island is officially called Kiritimati.
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