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December 16, 1773 - The Boston Tea Flash Mob

On December 16, 1773, a group of Massachusetts colonists, dressed as Mohawk indians, raided three British tea ships in Boston Harbor and dumped 342 chests of tea overboard.   441 more words

This Week In History

This week in Christchurch history (15 to 21 December)

15 December 1848
Captain Joseph Thomas, William Fox, and surveyors Cass and Torlesse arrive at the site of Lyttelton in the “Fly”. Thomas names the harbour “Port Victoria”. 139 more words


This Week In History: Drink to Your Health

As this blog has been sadly neglected for a while, it seems fitting that I run a week behind with this post. So, you’re actually reading “ 837 more words


This week in Christchurch history (8 to 14 December)

8 December 1843
Greenwood brothers (James and Joseph) settle at Purau, Lyttelton Harbour.

9 December 1867
Lyttelton railway tunnel was the first in the world to be drilled through a volcano rim. 120 more words


This Week In History: The Beach Boys, Chic's 'Le Freak' + Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band LIVE!

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. 1,254 more words


This Week in History: December 3, 1967

On December 3, 1967, a South African heart surgeon, Dr. Christiaan Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant operation. Leading a large team of surgeons at Groote Shuur Hospital in Cape Town, Bernard replaced the mortally diseased heart of Louis Washkansky, a 53 year old grocer, with the healthy heart of a 25 year old motor accident victim, Denise Darvall. 146 more words

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This week in Christchurch history (1 to 7 December)

1 December 1863
Opening of the Ferrymead to Moorhouse Avenue railway, New Zealand’s first public steam railway. (The gauge was 5ft 3ins.)

1 December 1949… 161 more words