December 13, 1642
Abel Tasman, the Dutch navigator, and his crew were the first Europeans to arrive to New Zealand. Several of his men were killed in attempting to land when Maoris interpreted an exchange of trumpet fanfares as a prelude to battle. Maoris call New Zealand "Aotearoa" which means the "Land of the Long White Cloud."
Maoris first arrived to New Zealand about 10 centuries ago:
December 13, 1937
In one of the worst atrocities of World War II, Japanese troops invaded the Chinese city of Nanking (at the time China's capital) and over the following few months killed nearly 370,000 Chinese civilians. The violent episode has become known as the "Rape of Nanking" because about 80,000 women of all ages were raped by Japanese soldiers.
"The Rape of Nanking" by Shi Young and James Yin is a new book on the
Source: The LearningKingdom
On the local front, in The Star today:
Nude squat woman identified
PETALING JAYA: The woman featured in the video clip doing ear squats in the nude testified on Tuesday before the Commission of Inquiry probing the incident.
She is a 22-year old Malay, and is currently three-months pregnant.
Nude woman in video clip may testify today
Azmi returns with China’s message for enforcers
OCPD: Squats are standard procedure
Panel takes a peek at room
Club patrons perform ear squats