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TODAY IN HISTORY
1864, Assault on Gate Pā
Cook observes transit of Mercury
James Cook helped his astronomer Charles Green observe the transit of Mercury at Te Whanganui-o-Hei (Mercury Bay), Coromandel Peninsula.
White New Zealand policy introduced
The Immigration Restriction Amendment Act 1920 required immigrants to apply for a permanent residence permit before they arrived in New Zealand.
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