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TODAY IN HISTORY
1864, Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki
First woman swims Cook Strait
American Lynne Cox swam from the North Island to the South in 12 hours 7 minutes. The fourth person to do so, she battled heavy seas and strong winds.
refused entry to New Zealand
New Zealand's Labour government refused the USS
entry because the United States would neither confirm nor deny that the warship had nuclear capability.
This Week in History
Prince of Wales arrives for New Zealand tour
New Zealand ship torpedoed in Tasman Sea
Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England
First British rugby tourists take the field
Assault on Gate Pā
Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki