11 January 2012

Timeline Jan 11 to 14

Jan 11
1815  Sir John A Macdonald was born in Glasgow, Scotland.
1939  Anne Heggtveit was born in Ottawa. She won a gold medal in skiing on 1960.
1935  Aviator Amelia Earhart began a trip from Honolulu to Oakland, Calif., becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean.
1952  British Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited Ottawa for four days.

Jan 12
1588  John Winthrop, Massachusetts Bay Colony founder, was born. Died March 26, 1649. (O.S.)
1860  British Columbia - Governor James Douglas issues a proclamation allowing preemption of land, not to exceed 160 acres, by any British subject. It makes available unsurveyed land in the Lower Mainland for farms to feed the gold mining camps. Legislative Council passes a land ordinance which claims all lands within the Colony's boundaries for the Crown.
1995  Toronto-born rock superstar Neil Young inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
2010  The Beaver magazine changes its name to Canada's History.

Jan 13
1838  William Lyon Mackenzie evacuates Navy Island under heavy artillery fire from British troops; he had settled there after his failed rebellion against the British in Upper Canada.
1908  Alexander Graham Bell and his Aerial Experiment Association makes its first trial of a bamboo biplane hang glider, which evolves into the June Bug and Silver Dart powered planes. Baddeck, Nova Scotia.
1964  Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, was appointed archbishop of Krakow, Poland, by Pope Paul VI.
1999  Toronto calls in the Canadian Army to help dig its way out of a snow dump. Toronto, Ontario.

Jan 14
1741  Benedict Arnold, American patriot/traitor, was born.
1784  The United States ratified a peace treaty with England ending the Revolutionary War.
1830  The Rapids settlement on the St. Clair River, was officially named Sarnia.
1861  Province of Canada census taken on this day.
1948  Barbara Ann Scott of Ottawa won the European ice-skating championship in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

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