03 August 2011

Timeline Aug 3 to 6

Aug 3
1847  The first electric telegraph service between Montreal and Toronto was inaugurated.

Aug 4
1814  Lt-Col Robert McDouall's forces beat off an American attack on Fort Michilimackinac, the Gibraltar of the west.
1952  Fire again ravaged the House of Commons, this time beginning in the roof of the parliamentary library. The interior was later reconstructed at a cost of $2 million.
1960  The Bill of Rights was approved by the House of Commons.

Aug 5
1914  The was mobilization order was issued for Canada's entry into WW I.
1960  Former Prime Minister Arthur Meighan died in Toronto.

Aug 6
1945  In Ottawa, Prime Minister Mackenzie King opened a federal-provincial conference on post-war reconstruction. Canadian scientists played an intimate part in developing the atomic bomb.

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