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I survived school history despite the best efforts of the education system to bore me to death. Many years later, I discovered Treaties, dates, the movement of nations, are mere context. The fascination is in the details.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

On this day in 1936, New Zealand pilot, Jean Batten - "the Garbo of the skies" - added another aviation record to her list when she landed at Auckland, ending a record flight from England to New Zealand in a Percival Gull monoplane.

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