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TODAY IN HISTORY
1915, Gallipoli landings
New Zealand declares war on Japan
New Zealand's declaration followed the surprise attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Japan also attacked Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand and Malaya.
Deadly fire at Seacliff Mental Hospital
The fire that swept through a locked ward of the Seacliff Mental Hospital, north of Dunedin, killed 37 female patients.
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