24 July 2011

Timeline July 24 to 26

July 24
1759  The French garrison of Fort Niagara, under the command of Pierre Pouchot, fell to British and Indian attackers under the command of Sir William Johnson.
1788  Guy Carleton, Lord Dorchester, issued a proclamation dividing the western part of Quebec (prior to its division into Upper and Lower Canada) into four districts to be known as Mecklenburgh, Nassau, Lunenburgh and Hesse.
1819  Following gallant conduct in the War of 1812, particularly in the Battle of Lundy's Lane where he was severely wounded, Captain John LeBreton received a land grant in Bytown consisting of lot 9 in the first concession and concession A on the Ottawa River at present-day Brittania.
1846  The electric telegraph was demonstrated in Toronto.

July 25
1814  At Lundy's Lane, near Niagara Falls, the bloodiest battle of the War of 1812 was fought. During a six-hour afternoon encounter, Lieutenant-General Gordon Drummond with 2,800 men engaged an invading American army which had recently been victorious at Chippawa. Both sides claimed victory. The Americans withdrew the following day, ending their offensive in Upper Canada.
1905  James Walsh, who had served as a North-West Mounted Police superintendent in the Yukon at the height of the Klondike gold rush, died at his Brockville, home.
1937  Sir Charles Edward Saunders, the discoverer of Marquis wheat, died in Toronto.

July 26
1874  At the home of his father in Brantford, Alexander Graham Bell disclosed for the first time his concept of communication by telephone.

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