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This Week In History

Today, and hopefully this whole “long weekend,” we’ve been celebrating Memorial Day. Originally called Decoration Day, this holiday is a day of remembrance for the men and women who have served our country. 309 more words

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This Week In History: May 25-31

May 25, 240 BC: First recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.

May 26, 1879: Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state. 98 more words

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This week in Christchurch history (25 to 31 May)

25 May 1861
“Christchurch Press” appears. The first editor was ex-Superintendent James FitzGerald, a bitter opponent of the proposed Lyttelton-Christchurch railway tunnel. He and supporters began the paper to air their views. 129 more words

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This Week In History: Little Peggy March, the Chi-Lites & Champaign

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. 1,579 more words

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This Week In History: May 18-24

May 18, 1803: The United Kingdom revokes the Treaty of Amiens and declares war on France.

May 19, 1897: Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol. 80 more words

Regency

This week in Christchurch history (18 to 24 May)

18 May 1881
Christchurch Boys’ High School (designed by W.B. Armson) opens in Worcester Street. The school moved to the present Straven Road site in 1926, and the old building is now part of the Arts Centre. 217 more words

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This Week In History: Jimmy Soul, Roberta Flack & Ray Parker, Jr.

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. 1,173 more words

Features