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The death of a great humanitarian

The Local Germany (4 September 2015)

On September 4th 1965, the world lost one of its most dedicated and tireless humanitarians, as Albert Schweitzer died in the African hospital he had created and cherished for over 50 years. 867 more words

The Local Germany

The End of a War

On September 2, 1945 Japan formally surrendered, bringing World War II to an end.

In August of that year, the United States had dropped two atomic bombs three days apart on Japan. 349 more words

Hiroo Onoda

This week in Christchurch history (31 August to 6 September)

31 August 1959
Princess Margaret Hospital opens.

31 August 1974
Death of Prime Minister Norman Kirk, M.P. for Sydenham. He had earlier been M.P. for Lyttelton, and Mayor of Kaiapoi. 157 more words


This Week in History: 8/30/15

Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk ‘This Week in History’ including the invention of toilet paper, the 1st Pullman car, President McKinley is shot, the first NFL Chicago All-Star Game in 1934, WWII begins with the invasion of Poland, the final ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ airs. 10 more words

WGN Radio

This Week In History: The Rascals, The Knack, and Madonna

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. 1,379 more words


This week in Christchurch history (24 to 30 August)

24 August 1857
Evans Pass road over the Port Hills opens.

25 August 1920
First flight over Cook Strait (Christchurch to Trentham) by Captain Euan Dickson… 125 more words


This Week in History: 8/23/15

Dave Plier and Dave Schwann talk This Week in History’ including the invention of the potato chip, the Chicago Cubs win their earliest pennant ever in 1918, Martin Luther King delivers his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, ‘Mary Poppins’ debuts, The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis and more! 9 more words

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