19 January 2012

Timeline Jan 19 to 21

Jan 19
1736  James Watt, inventor of the steam engine, was born in Scotland.
1813  War of 1812 - Brig. Gen. James Winchester captures Frenchtown, 40 km south of Detroit; defended by handful of Canadian militia and Iroquois.
1824  The Welland Canal Company was incorporated by an act of the Ontario legislature.
1943  Princess Juliana of the Netherlands gave birth to a daughter, Margriet, at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. The Canadian Government declared the delivery room to be Netherlands territory for the day.
1950  Inaugural flight of the Avro Canada CF-100 military jet. Malton, Ontario.

Jan 20
1936  King George V of Britain died.

Jan 21
1793  France's King Louis XVI was executed on the guillotine.
1891  Calixa Lavallée, composer of O Canada, dies at age 48 in Boston, Massachusetts.
1919  The Canadian Engineering Standards Association (now known as the Canadian Standards Association) was established in Toronto.
1936  Edward, Prince of Wales, proclaimed King Edward VIII, one day after the death of his father, George V.
1941  Placido Domingo, Opera singer, was born.

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