January 22, 1840– British colonists reach New Zealand

January 22, 1840– British colonists reach New Zealand

Under the leadership of British statesman Edward G. Wakefield, the first British colonists to New Zealand arrive at Port Nicholson on Auckland Island.

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January 8, 1916 – Allies retreat from Gallipoli

January 8, 1916 – Allies retreat from Gallipoli

On this day, Allied forces during World War I stage a full retreat from the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, ending a disastrous invasion of the Ottoman Empire.

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