24 January 2012

Timeline Jan 24 to 25

Jan 24
1848  James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter's Mill in northern California, sparking the gold rush of '49.
1848  Reformers led by Robert Baldwin and Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine sweep elections in both Canada East and Canada West; will lead to the achievement of Responsible Government on March 11.
1908  The first Boy Scout troop was organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.
1924  The Russian city of St. Petersburg was renamed Leningrad in honor of the late revolutionary leader.
1952  Vincent Massey (1887-1967) was appointed the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.
1955  A plan was announced to build the first Canadian atomic energy power plant at Rapides des Joachims near Pembroke on the Ottawa River.
1965  Winston Churchill died in London at age 90.

Jan 25
1627  Louis Hébert dies of a fall, after ten years in Québec; body later reinterred in church attached to the Québec General Hospital; Canada's First doctor, apothecary, settler.
1627  Robert Boyle, Anglo-Irish chemist, was born.
1759  Robert Burns, Scottish national poet, was born in Alloway.
1791  British Parliament approves bill splitting the old province of Quebec into Upper Canada and Lower Canada, each with its own assembly.
1822  William McDougall, a father of Confederation, was born near Toronto.
1915  The inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, inaugurated U.S. transcontinental telephone service.

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