Today in New Zealand History (Part 2)
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Events 101 - 118 of 118
2000-01-01 - Gisbourne, New Zealand population 32,754 is first city in the world to welcome in the new millennium
2004-06-12 - A 1.3 kilogram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries.
2004-11-11 - New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
2004-11-27 - New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris
2005-04-29 - New Zealand's first civil union takes place.
2006-04-06 - NZSL (New Zealand sign language) is made an official language of New Zealand
2006-05-16 - A large earthquake (7.4 on the Richter scale) occurs near New Zealand.
2006-08-04 - Dame Silvia Cartwright steps down as the Governor-General of New Zealand and is replaced by The Honourable Anand Satyanand, who is sworn in on 23 August.
2006-11-11 - The New Zealand war memorial monument was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.
2007-10-15 - 17 Activists in Aotearoa New Zealand arrested in the country's first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids across the country.
2009-07-15 - A 7.9 Magnitude earthquake registers 160km west of Invercargill, New Zealand, creating a small tsunami.
2010-09-04 - Canterbury earthquake: a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am causing widespread damage and several power outages.
2011-02-22 - An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people
2011-06-13 - Christchurch, New Zealand is hit by another strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.3
2012-01-07 - Hot air balloon crashes in Carterton, New Zealand, killing 11
2012-08-06 - Mount Tongariro, New Zealand, erupts for the first time in a century
2012-08-26 - 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the first amateur winner since 1969
2012-09-03 - New Zealand announces its withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan
Birthdays 101 - 147 of 147
1976-06-29 - Bret McKenzie, New Zealand musician
1976-12-03 - Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1977-01-22 - Jono Gibbes, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1977-10-07 - Meighan Desmond, New Zealand actress
1977-10-18 - Ryan Nelsen, New Zealand footballer
1977-11-28 - Greg Somerville, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1978-03-18 - Dionne Bainbridge, Brisbane QLD Aust, NZ 200m swimmer (Olympics-96)
1978-05-29 - Adam Rickitt,British/New Zealand actor
1978-07-06 - Kevin Senio, New Zealand rugby player
1978-07-12 - Claire Chitham, New Zealand actress
1978-09-05 - Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1978-09-21 - Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1978-11-17 - Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress
1979-03-04 - Ben Fouhy, New Zealand flatwater canoeist
1979-03-20 - Keven Mealamu, New Zealand rugby player
1979-09-26 - Fuifui Moimoi, New Zealand (Tongan) rugby league footballer
1979-11-20 - Maree Bowden, New Zealand netball player (Silver Ferns)
1980-02-29 - Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer
1980-03-14 - Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1980-07-22 - Scott Dixon, New Zealand racing driver
1980-07-31 - Mils Muliaina, New Zealand and Waikato rugby player
1980-11-04 - Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1980-12-31 - Richie McCaw, New Zealand rugby player
1981-01-05 - Corey Flynn, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1981-04-02 - Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress
1981-06-18 - Teresa Cormack, New Zealand murder victim (d. 1987)
1982-02-10 - Iafeta Paleaaesina, New Zealand rugby league player
1982-03-05 - Daniel Carter, New Zealand Rugby player
1982-08-26 - David Long, New Zealand musician
1983-05-31 - Dustin Wells, New Zealand footballer
1984-02-21 - Andrew Ellis, New Zealand rugby union player
1984-04-02 - Meryl Cassie, New Zealand actress
1984-05-28 - Beth Allen, New Zealand actress
1984-06-27 - Emma Lahana, New Zealand actress
1985-02-25 - Benji Marshall, New Zealand rugby player
1985-08-03 - Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer
1986-04-20 - Cameron Duncan, New Zealand director (d. 2003)
1986-07-16 - Calum Gittins, New Zealand actor
1986-11-18 - Nic Sampson, New Zealand actor
1987-04-10 - Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano
1987-04-26 - Jessica Lee Rose, American-born New Zealand actress, famous YouTube star lonelygirl15
Actor Daniel Logan (1987-06-06) 1987-06-06 - Daniel Logan, Auckland, New Zealand actor (Boba Fett-Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones)
1987-09-01 - Dann Hume, New Zealand musician (Evermore)
1989-09-15 - Chetan Ramlu, New Zealand musician
1990-03-24 - Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian-born New Zealand actress
1991-01-04 - Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress
1993-12-23 - Nathan Waddle, New Zealander
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