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October 19, 1984 - Benji Drug Bust

On October 17, 1974 the film Benji opens in theaters and becomes an instant family classic.  The lovable film about a stray dog who helped rescue a group of kidnapped children, starred a scruffy mutt named Higgins who himself was rescued from a California animal shelter.   298 more words

This Week In History

This week in Christchurch history (20 – 26 October)

20 October 1948
“Pleasure Garden” art controversy begins when a Frances Hodgkins painting (done in about 1933) is exhibited at “the Group” show. This fierce debate on art style was joined by people throughout New Zealand. 233 more words

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This Week In History: The Fab Four's "Hey Jude," Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" & Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called To Say I Love You"

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. 1,044 more words

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October 9 & 12, 1492 - Lactose Intolerant Vikings

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus landed his fleet of three ships on the Caribbean island of San Salvador (in the modern day Bahamas) effectively “discovering” the new world of the Americas.   338 more words

This Week In History

This week in Christchurch history (13 -19 October)

13 October 1986
Sir Hamish Hay begins his fifth and final term as Mayor of Christchurch.

14 October 1989
Vicki Buck, first woman and youngest to be elected, wins Christchurch Mayoralty. 90 more words

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This Week In History: Creedence's "Green River," Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life," & Huey Lewis' "FORE!"

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. 1,076 more words

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Throwback Thursday: This week in T&V History

Town & Village has been covering news in the Stuyvesant Town area for over 66 years. This week, we took a look back at the coverage in an issue of this newspaper that ran 50 years ago. 429 more words

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