Franz Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony was first performed on this day in 1865.
1773 At Wharehunga Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, 10 men who were with James Cook’s navigator Tobias Furneaux died at the hands of Ngati Kuia and Rangitane, led by their chief, Kahura.
1889 New Zealand’s Eifel tower opened at the South Seas Exhibition.
1904 Paul Cadmus, American artist, was born.
1915 André Claveau, French singer, was born.
1944 Major Major, No. 1 Dog, 2NZEF, and member/mascot of 19 Battalion since 1939, died of sickness in Italy. He was buried with full military honours at Rimini.
|Boeing B-47E-65-BW (AF Serial No. 51-5257)during rocket-assisted takeoff test.|
1969 The SALT I (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks) began.
1969 Project Blue Book: The United States Air Force closed its study of UFOs, stating that sightings were generated as a result of “A mild form of mass hysteria, Individuals who fabricate such reports to perpetrate a hoax or seek publicity, psychopathological persons, and misidentification of various conventional objects.”
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.