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Events on this Day – 21 June

1864

At Te Ranga the British sought revenge for their humiliating defeat at the battle of Gate Pā

1964

Beatlemania hit New Zealand when 7000 hysterical fans greeted the Fab Four in Wellington during their ‘Far East’ tour. After concerts in the United States, Europe, Hong Kong and Australia, the lads from Liverpool touched down in New Zealand.