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This Week, in history

While there are some countries which attract our attention by the natural peculiarities which they present, there are others which derive all that renders them remarkable from the historical events with which they are connected. It happens that the Island of St Helena combines both these attractions within itself.
Introduction to the 1839 Saturday Magazine article

Events that happened in St Helena’s history on dates related to this week.

This page is in indexes: Island History, Island Detail

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The Royal Party meets Jonathan, 1947

Below: This week in St Helena’s historyThis month in St Helena’s history

Records Saint Helena Island Info In This Week

Other Records-based pages:

• A Brief History

• Chronology

• On This Day

• Comparative History

• Titbits from the records

• Island History

Much of the earlier material below is extracted from the Records or the various island histories. Later material comes from the island’ newspapers and other sources. You can search our events database in various ways on our Chronology page. To search the original Records for yourself, see our Family And Friends page for contact details.

Please note: although our database contains items, ranging from to , this is not a complete history, even of all the most important events; there are some we still have not yet managed to date.

For the pre-discovery history of St Helena, see our pages Geology of St Helena and Endemic Species.

This week in St Helena’s history

Events that happened this week in St Helena’s history.

You may also want to see On This Day and Today’s Images.

This month in St Helena’s history

Events that happened this month 500, 400, 300, 250, 200, 100, 75, 50, 25, 10, 5 & 1 years ago in St Helena’s history.

For all events this month use our Chronology page.

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