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TODAY IN HISTORY
1893, 'King Dick' Seddon becomes premier
Universal male suffrage introduced
The Qualification of Electors Act extended the right to vote (or electoral franchise) to all European men aged over 21, regardless of whether they owned or rented property.
lost in Mediterranean minefield
In New Zealand’s worst naval tragedy, the Royal Navy cruiser HMS
struck enemy mines and sank off Libya. Of the 764 men who lost their lives, 150 were New Zealanders.
This Week in History
'King Dick' Seddon becomes premier
First shipment of salmon and trout ova arrives
First European plough used in New Zealand
Marion du Fresne arrives in Bay of Islands
James Busby arrives in the Bay of Islands
Colonial troops invade the Urewera
Devastating landslide at Lake Taupō