23 October 2011

Timeline Oct 23 to 25

Oct 23
1707  The first Parliament of Great Britain, created by the Acts of Union between England and Scotland, held its first meeting.
1873  Dufferin bridge, connecting Ottawa's Rideau and Wellington streets across the Rideau Canal, was opened by Governor General Earl of Dufferin.
1885  Lawren Harris, landscape painter, founding member of the Group of Seven, was born in Brantford.
1979  The 118 year old Rideau Club on Wellington street in Ottawa was demolished by fire.

Oct 24
1852  The Toronto Stock Exchange was opened.
1899  The first Ottawa contingent - the 43rd Battalion (Carleton Blazers) and the Governor General's Foot Guards - departed for South Africa and the Boer War
1917  The Alexander Graham Bell Memorial, recognizing the first telephone call in history was unveiled in Brantford.
1945  Franklin Carmichael of Orillia, a member of the Group of Seven, died.
1945  The United Nations charter took effect.

Oct 25
1400  Geoffrey Chaucer, author, died in London, England.
1783  In October, at Carleton Island, Captain William Redford Crawford of the King's Royal Regiment of New York, purchased from the Mississauga Indians a large tract of land east of the Bay of Quinte. This is now refered to as The Crawford Purchase.
1854  The "Charge of the Light Brigade" took place during the Crimean War, in the Battle of Balaclava.

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