In This Week


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 on this week in St Helena’s history

The Royal Party meets Jonathan, 1947
The Royal Party meets Jonathan, 1947

Below: Annual events this weekThis week from our Events DatabaseThis Year in past CenturiesThis month in St Helena’s historyStatistics


Other Records-based pages:

• A Brief History

• A Very Brief History

• Chronology

• On This Day

• In This Month

• This Year

• Comparative History

• Royalty

• Titbits from the records

• Island History

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

SEE ALSO: Today’s Images & This Year

Annual events this week

This week from our Events Database

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


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This Year in past Centuries

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.

If you’re into this stuff (most Saints are)… 


The chart below shows the number of items in our Events Database for each decade since 1500 (decades with no events are omitted). Unsurprisingly, there are more events for more-recent years.

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