Today in History

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Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today in history is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

June 28

1919:  New Zealand Prime Minister Bill Massey signs the Treaty of
Versailles. Massey’s signature was the 17th on the treaty and it was a
milestone on New Zealand’s road to nationhood. The treaty saw the
formal end of the war between the Allies and Germany.

1881:  Elizabeth Robinson of Christchurch becomes the first woman to
register as a pharmacist after the Pharmacy Act 1880 is passed. The
Act set up a Board of Pharmacy and a registration system to protect
the public from amateurs and witch-doctors.

1953:  In the Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, workers assemble the
first Corvette. 300 of the iconic sports cars would be produced that
year.

1880:  Australian bush-ranger Ned Kelly is captured at Glenrowan.
Kelly was one of 8 children born to Irish parents in 1854. He was hung
on 11th November 1880. His convictions included theft, assault, armed
robbery and murder.

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