27 July 2011

Timeline July 27 to 30

July 27
1866  After two failures, Cyrus W. Field succeeded in laying the first underwater telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
2003  Lance Armstrong won a record-tying fifth straight Tour de France title

July 28
1540  King Henry VIII's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, was executed.
1914  Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. WW I began.

July 29
1813  In the morning, a US fleet appeared off York and landed unopposed. York's militia had been placed on "parole" following the first American invasion in April, and there were no regular troops in the town.
1911  The Canadian Northern Railway was completed between Montreal and Port Arthur.

July 30
1609  Samuel de Champlain helped the Hurons and Algonquins attack the Iroquois near Crown Point, New York.
1793  The building of what is now Toronto began under the direction of John Graves Simcoe.
1962  The official opening of the Trans Canada Highway occurred at the halfway point on Chippewa River, 61 km. north of Sault Ste Marie.

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