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Events on this Day – 8 February


Able Seaman William Edward Knowles became one of the first New Zealanders to die in the First World War as a result of enemy action.


All three people on board a Dominion Airlines Desoutter died when it crashed near Wairoa in northern Hawke’s Bay.


New Zealand’s women cricketers achieved their first test victory at the 17th attempt. They had lost seven and drawn nine of their previous tests, all against either England or Australia.