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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.
Aristotle

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

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On This Day [Saint Helena Island Info:On This Day]{1}

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Other Records{2}-based pages:

• A Brief History

• Chronology

• Titbits from the records

• Island History

Much of the earlier material below is extracted from the Records{2} 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{2} 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 day in history

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

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This month in St Helena 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:

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Footnotes:

 

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Council Meeting, 1888.

{1} This as actually a protest march for democracy; undated but probably from the 1950s or early 1960s. Democracy is a relatively recent phenomenon on St Helena; an elected legislative council was only put in place with the 1966 constitution. Until then the island was ruled by a Council appointed exclusively by the Governor (image, right), as it had been since the island was first settled 300 years earlier.

{2} 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. From the records and other sources we have compiled an events database, which drives our events-based pages e.g. On This Day page. You can search our events database in various ways on our Chronology page.



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