22 January 2012

Timeline Jan 22 & 23

Jan 22
1690  The Iroquois signed a peace treaty with the British and Great Lakes tribes.
1812  British forces crossed the Detroit River at Amherstburg and defeated American troops at Frenchtown.
1901  Queen Victoria died at age 81 after 63 years on the British throne.
1944  Allied forces began landing at Anzio, Italy, during World War II.

Jan 23
1737  John Hancock, American Revolutionary statesman, was born.
1828  Sir John Carling was born on London Township. He was minister of agriculture for Canada 1885-92 and established the first Dominion Experimental Farm.
1836  Sir Francis Bond Head arrived in Toronto to replace Sir John Colborne as lieutenant governor of Upper Canada.
1869  The passing of the Mining Act opened crown and private lands to licensed prospectors.
1888  Natural gas was discovered at Kingsville.
1973  President Richard Nixon announced an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War.

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