09 October 2011

Timeline Oct 9 to 11

Oct 9
1635  Roger Williams, religious dissident, was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.(He was one of my ancestors - Ed)
1855  Thomas McKay, pioneer Ottawa businessman, died at his home, Rideau Hall, New Edinburgh (Ottawa).
2008  Financial markets went into a rout.

Oct 10
1738  Benjamin West, American painter, was born. Died Mar. 11, 1820.
1886  The tuxedo dinner jacket made its American debut at the autumn ball in Tuxedo Park, NY.
1979  Wayne Gretsky made his National Hockey League debut as the visiting Edmonton Oilers took on the Chicago Blackhawks.

Oct 11
1776  The first naval battle of Lake Champlain was fought during the American Revolution.
1910  The Ontario Hydro Electric System was opened at Berlin (Kitchener) Ontario.
1917  An order-in-council prohibited strikes and lockouts during WW I in Canada.

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