16 November 2011

Timeline Nov 16 to 19

Nov 16
1836  Augustus Jones, one of Upper Canada's earliest, best known and most active public surveyors, died at Cold Springs.
1959  The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" opened on Broadway.
1964  Diana Krall, Canadian Jazz singer, was born.

Nov 17
1685  Pierre Gaultier La Verendrye, French-Canadian soldier, fur trader and explorer, was born. Died Dec. 5, 1749.
1815  The Ojibwa Indians ceded 250,000 acres, now part of Simcoe County.
1869  The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and the Red seas.
1903  Silver was discovered at Cobalt.
1938  Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian singer, was born.

Nov 18
1787  Louis-Jacques Daguerre, French inventor of the daguerreotype, was born. Died July 10, 1851.
1883  The United States and Canada adopted a system of standard time zones.
1936  The Toronto Globe bought the Mail and Empire and became the Globe and Mail.

Nov 19
1794  The United States and Britain signed the Jay Treaty, which resolved some issues left over from the Revolutionary War.
1863  US President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
1906  The first electricity generated at Niagara Falls was transmitted to Toronto.
1918  A federal order-in-council consolidated government owned railways - one of the steps leading to the creation of the CNR in the early 1920s.
1959  Ford Motor Co. announced it was halting production of the unpopular Edsel.
1969  Apollo 12 astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad and Alan Bean made man's second landing on the moon.
2007  Amazon.com Inc. introduced the Kindle, an electronic book-reading device.

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