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On This Day

Today, in history

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One thing alone not even God can do; to make undone whatever hath been done.

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

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Records [Saint Helena Island Info:On This Day]

Other Records{1}-based pages:

• A Brief History

• Chronology

• Titbits from the records

• Island History

Much of the earlier material below is extracted from the Records{1}. Later material comes from the island’ newspapers and other sources. To search the original Records{1} 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 of all the most important events; there are some we 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 month in 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:

This day in history

Events that happened on this day in St Helena’s history:

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This Day in World History

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{1} The St Helena Records is a collection of documents dating back to the earliest days of St Helena, held in the Government of St Helena Archives. The Archives can be accessed in person or via email - see our Family And Friends page for more. You can search the Records on our Chronology page.


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