27 November 2011

Timeline Nov 27 to 29

Nov 27
1701  Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer and inventor of the Celsius thermometer scale, was born. Died Apr. 25, 1744.
1829  The final section of the Welland Canal was opened.

Nov 28
1520  Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese navigator, reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name.
1844  John A. Macdonald took his seat in the Province of Canada legislature for the first time.
1939  James Naismith, native of Almonte and father of basketball, died at Lawrence, Kansas at age 78.
1949  Paul Shaffer, bandleader on the Late Show with David Letterman, was born.

Nov 29
1855  The Grand trunk Railway completed the line form Montreal to Brockville.
1898  C. S. Lewis, English writer and scholar, was born. Died Nov. 22, 1963.
1961  Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited Earth twice before returning.

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