20 November 2011

Timeline Nov 20 to 22

Nov 20
1833  Col Joel Stone, the Loyalist founder of Gananoque, who commanded the 2nd Leeds militia against raiding American Forces in 1812, died at age 84.
1889  Astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble was born in Marshfield, MO. Died Sept. 28, 1953.
1947  Britain's future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey in London.
1985  The first version of Microsoft's Windows operating system, Windows 1.0, was released.

Nov 21
1829  The first issue of the Christian Guardian, a newspaper supporting Methodist interests in religion and politics, was published. The editor was Egerton Ryerson.
1877  Inventor Thomas A. Edison unveiled the phonograph.
1981  Nearly 100,000 people marched on Parliament Hill to protest against high interest rates.

Nov 22
1643  Rene-Robert La Salle, French explorer of North America, was born. Died March 19, 1687.
1859  Tenders were called for the erection of the first parliament building in Ottawa.
1906  The SOS distress signal was adopted at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin.
1963  President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas.

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