07 July 2011

Timeline July 7 to 9

July 7
1871  Thirteen rafts of 1,173 cribs containing 51,173 cubic meters of timber, began running through the Chaudiere log-slide at Ottawa.

July 8
1903  An Ontario government order-in-council named Alexander Fraser, former editor of the Toronto Mail and Empire, to the new post of provincial archivist.
1917  Artist Tom Thomson drowned in Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park.

July 9
1792  John Graves Simcoe swore in members of Upper Canada's first Executive Council.
1936  The most intense heat wave on record (as of 1988) occurred in Ontario - the temperature in Toronto reached 40.6 C.
1969  The federal government's Official Languages Act became law.

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