This day in history and today's weather

Video and photos by Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a mainly fine day, apart from morning cloud. Westerlies developing in the afternoon. 

It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 26 and an overnight low of 17 degrees.

High tide is at 8.30am and low tide at 2.40pm. Sea temperature is 20 degrees. There’s an average sea swell of .3m. Sunset tonight is at 8.31pm. 

If you’re going fishing today the best fish bite times are between 6 and 9pm. 

This day in NZ history in 1879 universal male suffrage was introduced. The Qualification of Electors Act extended the right to vote (or electoral franchise) to all European men aged over 21, regardless of whether they owned or rented property. 

In 1941 HMS Neptune was lost in a Mediterranean minefield. In New Zealand’s worst naval tragedy, the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Neptune struck enemy mines and sank off Libya. Of the 764 men who lost their lives, 150 were New Zealanders. 

In world history on this day in 1984 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang signed an agreement that committed Britain to return Hong Kong to China in 1997 in return for terms guaranteeing a 50-year extension of its capitalist system. Hong Kong was leased by China to Great Britain in 1898 for 99 years. 

Today’s quote is from J.R.R Tolkien who wrote “All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost." 

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Have a great day!

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