18 September 2011

Timeline Sept 18 to 20

Sept 18
1679  LaSalle sent his ship Griffon, laden with furs from present-day Green Bay area of Wisconsin to Niagara. It was never seen again. The loss of the ship remained a mystery for 200 years until the wreckage of an old ship - believed to be the Griffon - was found off Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron.
1875  The Supreme Court of Canada was established in Ottawa.
1895  John George Diefenbaker prime minister of Canada from 1957-63, was born in Neustadt.

Sept 19
1891  A tunnel under the St. Clair River, between Windsor and Detroit was opened.
1956  The first Nuclear Power Demonstration Station in Canada, near Ontario Hydro's Des Joachims Generating Station on the Ottawa River, had its official sod turning.
1963  Plans were announced to develop Confederation Square in Ottawa.

Sept 20
1814  American forces burned Colonel Thomas Talbot's mills at Port Talbot.
1828  Hubert Taylor Read, the second Canadian born winner of the Victoria Cross, was born in Perth. He was serving as assistant surgeon with the 61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot during the Sepoy Mutiny in India (1857).

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