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This Week In History: 'Wild Thing' by The Troggs, Chicago VI, and Paul Young's 'Everytime You Go Away'

The music history books are vast and full of interesting bits of knowledge. “Big” Jay Sorensen gives you a recap of the biggest and most interesting music news from the week; something from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. 1,040 more words

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Christchurch - this week in history (21 to 27 July)

23 July 1851
Pioneer William Deans among 28 lost in the wreck of the Maria in Cook Strait. Godley had tried to deprive the Deans and Hay families of their farms because he wanted only Anglicans to own land in the new settlement. 107 more words

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July 19th, 1799 - Rosetta Stone And Pablo Stone Are “Found”

On July 19, 1799, the Rosetta Stone was “rediscovered” in Egypt.  Though the path it traveled over the centuries is uncertain, this ancient stone was eventually used as construction material in the building of Fort Julien, in Rashid (Rosetta), Egypt, used by the French during the Napoleonic Expeditions.   435 more words

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This week in writing history: The Catcher in the Rye

On July 16, 1951, J.D. Salinger published a book that just about everyone (in this country, at least) has had to read at one point or another: … 416 more words

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Christchurch - this week in history (14 to 20 July)

17 July 1964
Opening of the Government Life Building in Cathedral Square. It was the city’s first “high rise glass box”. The building’s rooftop clock and temperature readings became a familiar part of the Square. 89 more words

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July 7th, 1930 - Building Of The Hoover Dam Begins… Again

On July 7th, 1930, construction began on the current Hoover Dam.  History books tend to leave out that there were numerous other attempts to build this great dam prior to its current design.   399 more words

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This Week in History: The Rolling Stones Can't Get No "Satisfaction," Woodstock's Original Soundtrack Dominates, & Rick James' "Street Songs" Soars

The music history books are vast and full of interesting bits of knowledge. “Big” Jay Sorensen gives you a recap of the biggest and most interesting music news from the week; something from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. 835 more words

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