09 July 2011

Timeline July 10 to 12

July 10
1946  Canada`s first drive in theatre - The Skyway - opened in Stoney Creek near Hamilton.
1960  Roger Woodward, age seven, survived a fifty-one metre drop over Niagara Falls.

July 11
1911  In a huge forest fire near Cobalt, 200 people were killed and more than 3,000 left homeless.
1953  Solicitors and engineers employed by Franc R Joubin and Joseph H Hirshorn filed title to more than 1,400 uranium ore claims covering 5,600 acres in the Elliot Lake area.

July 12
1812  Brig-Gen William Hull, commander of the North Western Army of the United States, landed with about 2,000 men at what is now Riverside Drive East in Windsor. He then issued a proclamation stating that he came to liberate Upper Canada from British oppression.
1849  Sir William Osler, physician and author, was born at Bond Head, Simcoe County, Ontario.
1855  Edward "Ned" Hanlan, famous sculler, was born in Toronto.

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