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Today in History 20 July 1965, Riots rock Mt Eden prison
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Today in History 20 July 1892, Steam locomotive sets world speed record Image: WMR No. 10 locomotive (Alexander Turnbull Library, APG-1131-1/2-F)
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NZHistory Jul 18
Today in History 19 July 1982, Privy Council rules on Samoan citizenship (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, PADL-000081)
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NZHistory Jul 18
Today in History 18 July 1855, New Zealand’s first postage stamps go on sale
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NZHistory Jul 16
Today in History 16 July 1965, New Zealand artillery opens fire in Vietnam
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NZHistory Jul 15
Today in History 15 July 1933, Jack Lovelock smashes world mile record Image: Lovelock newspaper cutting, 1933 (Alexander Turnbull Library, MSX-2247-058)
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NZHistory Jul 15
Today in History 15 July 1915, First Gallipoli wounded return home
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NZHistory Jul 13
Today in History 14 July 1853, New Zealand's first general election begins
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NZHistory Jul 12
Today in History 13 July 1916, Vivian Walsh obtains New Zealand’s first pilot’s certificate
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NZHistory Jul 11
Today in History 12 July 2001, New Zealander wins Tour de France stage
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NZHistory Jul 11
Today in History 12 July 1863, British forces invade Waikato Image: The gunboat Pioneer on the Waikato River (Alexander Turnbull Library, A-110-006)
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NZHistory Jul 10
Today in History 11 July 1983, Lorraine Downes crowned Miss Universe
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NZHistory Jul 10
Replying to @couchexprt
Will reconsider, though 'sunk' doesn't necessarily imply a permanent state
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NZHistory Jul 10
but then you would miss the fun of discovery!
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NZHistory Jul 10
Today in History 11 July 1877, Kate Edger becomes first woman to graduate from a NZ university - and first in Brit Empire to earn a BA
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Dr Joanna Kidman Jul 8
"Well, even today people debate what the Crown is." Interview with Vincent O'Malley via
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NZHistory Jul 9
Today in History 10 July 1985, Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland
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NZHistory Jul 9
Today in History 10 July 1967, New Zealand adopts decimal currency (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, EP-Economy-Currency-02)
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NZHistory Jul 8
Today in History 9 July 1986, Homosexual Law Reform bill passed ( Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, Eph-C-GAY-1985-03)
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NZHistory Jul 7
Today in History 8 July 1862, New Zealand’s first prize fight?
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