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This Week In History: January 26-February 1

January 26, 1788: The British First Fleet sails into Port Jackson to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement in Australia.

January 27, 1785: The University of Georgia is founded, becoming the first public university in the US. 57 more words


This week in Christchurch history (26 January to 1 February)

26 January 1883
New Zealand Shipping Company begins direct steam service to the United Kingdom.

27 January 1860
Writer Samuel Butler arrives at Lyttelton on “Roman Emperor”. 85 more words


This Week In History: "Little" Stevie Wonder, Rose Royce and Hall & Oates

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. 1,216 more words


January 22, 1932 - iFlu: The Robots In Your Brain

On this day in 1932, roughly one year after the creation of the first flu vaccine, a group of shadowy figures held a meeting at the NSA headquarters known as The Black Chamber on East 37th St in Manhattan.   439 more words

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This Week In History: January 19-25

January 19, 1812: After a ten day siege, the Duke of Wellington orders British soldiers of the Light and Third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo. 86 more words


This week in Christchurch history (19 to 25 January)

19-22 January 1954
Visit by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh (the first New Zealand visit by a reigning monarch).

19 January 1935
River carnival on the Avon near Park Terrace. 187 more words


This week in history: Snow falls on Palm Beach County

On Jan. 19 1977 the first-ever recorded snow fell in Palm Beach County. Most of it melted on impact, but accumulations of up to a quarter-inch were reported in sheltered areas from Jupiter to Delray. 58 more words

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