26 December 2011

Timeline Dec 25 to 27

Dec 25
1066  William the Conqueror was crowned king of England.
1223  St. Francis of Assisi assembled one of the first Nativity scenes, in Greccio, Italy.
1776  George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River for a surprise attack against Hessian forces at Trenton, N.J.
1872  Toronto was hit by a great Christmas snow storm - 58.4 cm in 42 hours.
1971  Justin Pierre Trudeau became the second child born to a Prime Minister during his term of Office. Parents were Prime Minister Pierre E Trudeau and his wife Margaret.

Dec 26
1791  Charles Babbage, English mathematician and inventor, was born.
1792  The Constitutional Act, dividing the province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada, went into effect.
1941  Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the United States Congress.

Dec 27
1571  Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, was born.
1822  Louis Pasteur, French biologist and chemist; invented pasteurization process, was born in Dole, France.
1831  British naturalist Charles Darwin set out on a voyage to the Pacific Ocean aboard the HMS Beagle.
1789  The first stagecoach service in Upper Canada was inaugurated between Queenston and Fort Erie.
1947  The children's TV program "Howdy Doody" debuted on NBC.
1972  Former Prime Minister Lester Pearson died in Ottawa.

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