31 August 2011

Timeline Aug. 31 to Sept. 3

Aug 31
1860  Edward, Prince of Wales, arrived at Ottawa from St. Anne de Bellevue aboard the steamship S.S. Phoenix.
1946  The Atomic Energy Commission of Canada was established.

Sept 1
1870  Work began on the silver mine at Silver Islet in Lake Superior.
1916  The corner stone for the new Centre Block of the federal Parliament buildings was laid by Governor General, the Duke of Connaught, exactly 56 years after his late brother Edward, Prince of Wales, had laid the same stone for the original structure.

Sept 2
1909  Scarborough Beach Park hosted North Americas first air show. One plane was featured - an American machine called the Flyer - and it was forced to land in Lake Ontario after a few seconds in the air.
1916  A contract was signed for the reconstruction of the Centre Block of the federal Parliament.

Sept 3
1814  Under cover of darkness, the US armed schooner Tigress was boarded by a British force in the Detour Passage near Thessalon.
1894  Labour Day was celebrated for the first time in Canada.

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