17 January 2012

Timeline Jan 17 & 18

Jan 17
1706  Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Mass.
1839  Sir John Colborne took the oath of office as Governor General of British North America.
1850  Elizabeth Simcoe, wife of John Graves Simcoe, first governor of Upper Canada, died at Wolford Lodge, England.
1899  Al Capone, American Gangster, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jan 18
1788  The first English settlers arrived in Australia's Botany Bay.
1854  Thomas Watson, American telephone pioneer and shipbuilder, was born.
1912  English explorer Robert F. Scott and his expedition reached the South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had gotten there first.
1919  The World War I peace conference opened in Versailles, France.

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