21 August 2011

Timeline August 21 to 23

Aug 21
1847  The Canada Life Insurance Company was established.
1884  The Canadian Government received, and acceded to, a British request for the service of 300 voyageurs to pilot small river craft over the rapids of the upper Nile in the attempted relief of Gen. Charles Gordon at Khartoum.

Aug 22
1878  Birthdate in Guelph of Edward Johnson, a leading tenor at La Scala, Milan, and general director of the New York Metropolitan Opera from 1935 to 1950.
1892  A leading exponent of world peace, the Rev. James R Mutchmor, was born at Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island.

Aug 23
1917  The Ontario cabinet passed an order-in-council providing for the change of the name of the city of Berlin to Kitchener, effective September 1.
1926  The Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower, erected near the Grand River, to commemorate the population of German descent in the western peninsula of Ontario, was dedicated.

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