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This Week In History: April 13-19

April 13, 1742: George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland.

April 14, 1828: Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary. 81 more words

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This week in Christchurch history (13 to 19 April)

13 April 1876
Visit of tightrope walker Blondin.

13 April 1896
City hosts the first meeting of the National Council of Women.

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This Week in History: Frank & Nancy, The Eagles & Lionel Richie

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. 1,164 more words

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This Week In History: April 6-12

April 6, 1808: John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, which would eventually make him America’s first millionaire.

April 7, 1827: John Walker, and English chemist, sells the first friction match. 74 more words

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This week in Christchurch history (6 to 12 April)

6 April 1982
Premiere of “Roadshow” road safety stage show. The show was later taken on a national tour for 6 months from February 1983… 269 more words

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This Week in History: Mary Poppins, Saturday Night Fever & Thriller

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. 877 more words

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April 1, 1536 - April Foals' Day

On April 1, 1536, the first official “April Fools’ Day” was celebrated in London, England under the rule of King Henry VIII. Though relatively harmless fun in modern times, the pranks and hoaxes the holiday is known for have a rather grim origin. 393 more words

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