15 September 2011

Timeline Sept 15 to 17

Sept 15
1860  Edward, Prince of Wales, visited Niagara Falls where he witnessed a performance by the great French tightrope walker Blondin.
1885  Jumbo, a famous African elephant, was killed by a train in St. Thomas, while touring with the Barnum and Bailey circus.
1941  The British Commonwealth Air Training Program, Clinton Radio School, accepted its first trainees.
1959  General Georges Vanier was appointed Governor General.

Sept 16
1893  Hundreds of thousands of settlers took part in a land run in Oklahoma`s "Cherokee Strip."
1901  The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary) began a visit to Canada.
1952  The Boyd gang, who escaped from Don jail in Toronto on September 8, were recaptured in North York after a shootout.

Sept 17
1792  Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe formally opened the first legislature of Upper Canada.
1844  The 74 metres suspension bridge, spanning the Ottawa River at Chaudiere Falls, the first suspension bridge in Canada, was opened for traffic.

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