31 July 2011

Timeline July 31 to August 2

July 31
1687  Fort Niagara was built by Gov. Jacques Rene de Brisay de Denonville at the mouth of the Niagara River.
1955  At 17, Marilyn Bell of Toronto became the youngest person to swim the English Channel.

Aug 1
1813  US troops occupying York evacuated the town after burning the barracks and woodyard as well as the store house on Gibraltar Point and looting a few house.
1882  Grand and Toy, stationers and suppliers, founded in Toronto by James Grand.

Aug 2
1909  At Camp Petawawa, J.A.D. McCurdy and F. W. Baldwin piloted the Silver Dart - a plane with a fifty horsepower, water cooled engine and wings made of bamboo, wire and fabric - in the first military demonstration of aircraft flight in Canada.
1958  The Ottawa City Hall on Green Island at the mouth of the Rideau River, was opened by Princess Margaret.

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