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November 18, 1928 - Old Timey Questionable Cartoons

On November 18, 1928, at the Colony Theater in New York City, two cartoon legends make their debut in the world’s first sound synchronized cartoon.  The Walt Disney cartoon, “Steamboat Willie” launched the careers of Mickey and Minnie Mouse and was the start of the Disney empire.   394 more words

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This week in Christchurch history (24 – 30 November)

24 November 1881
St Albans Borough formed.

25 November 1940
“Holmwood”, en route from the Chathams to Lyttelton, sunk by German raiders. Passengers and crew were taken aboard the German ships, and eventually made their way home 2 months later. 221 more words

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This week in Christchurch history (17 – 23 November)

17 November 1895
Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) visits. He described Christchurch as a town where half the people rode bicycles and the other half were kept busy dodging them. 183 more words

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This Week In History: Fontella Bass "Rescues You," Johnny Nash "Sees Clearly" & Bruce Springsteen's "River" Flows

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. 1,008 more words

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This week in Christchurch history (10 – 16 November)

10 November 1839
Captain William B. Rhodes lands 50 cattle at Akaroa.

11 November 1904
ChristChurch Cathedral completed. The architect was George Gilbert Scott.

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This Week In History: Sam & Dave, Elton John and The Police

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. 1,004 more words

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November 5, 1605 - Remember, Remember… the Fourth Of November?

On November 5, 1605, the British revolutionist Guy Fawkes, is discovered lurking in a cellar below the British Parliament building just hours before Parliament and King James I were scheduled to meet.   436 more words

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