31 October 2011

Timeline Oct 30 to Nov 2

Oct 30
1911  The Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada opened on the campus of present-day Waterloo University.
1938  The radio play "The War of the Worlds," starring Orson Welles, aired on CBS. The live drama, which employed fake news reports, panicked some listeners who thought its portrayal of a Martian invasion was true.
1961  The Soviet Union tested a hydrogen bomb.

Oct 31
1517  Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.
1632  Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter, was born. Died Dec. 15, 1675.
1873  The International Bridge at Niagara opened.

Nov 1
1838  Lord Durham sailed for London, England after resigning as governor.
1867  Bishop John Strachan died at age 89.
1952  The United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb, in a test at Eniwetok in the Marshall islands.

Nov 2
1833  William Lyon Mackenzie was expelled from the Upper Canada legislature for the third time.
1905  The Department of Militia and Defence was empowered by order-in-council to acquire 22,430 acres of private property and 52,000 acres of crown lands, in the Petawawa area as a site suitable for artillery practice.
1936  The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, succeeded the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Corporation.
1947  Post WW II food rationing ended in Canada.

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