28 August 2011

Timeline Aug 28 to 30

Aug 28
1819  Charles Lennon, the fourth Duke of Richmond, Governor of British North America, died a tragic death from rabies at a farm near Richmond, about 24 km from present-day Ottawa.
1861  William Lyon Mackenzie died in Toronto.

Aug 29
1892  Inventor Thomas Ahearn of Ottawa, prepared history's first meal cooked entirely by electricity.
1917  The federal government's Military Service Act enforced conscription.
1987  Swimmer Jocelyn Muir of Toronto completed an 800 km, 60 day swim around Lake Ontario.

Aug 30
1987  Ben Johnson of Toronto set a new record of 9.83 seconds in the 100 metre sprint at the World Track and Field Championships in Rome, Italy.

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