05 January 2012

Timeline Jan 5 to 7

Jan 5
1838  Col. Anthony Van Egmond was apprehended by the militia following the failed insurrection. He died a month later at age 67 in a hospital.
1856  Dr. Elizabeth Rabb Beatty, one of the first medical graduates from Queen's University, was born in Leeds County.
1870  The first issue of Le Courier d'Ottawa went on sale.
1943  Educator and scientist George Washington Carver died in Tuskegee, Ala., at age 81.

Jan 6
1492  According to tradition, Joan of Arc was born in Domremy, France.
1838  Samuel Morse first publicly demonstrated his telegraph, in Morristown, N.J.
1896  An earthquake shook Ottawa.

Jan 7
1610  Astronomer Galileo Galilei sighted four of Jupiter's moons.
1789  The first U.S. presidential election was held. Americans voted for electors who, a month later, chose George Washington to be the nation's first president.
1827  Sir Sandford Fleming, originator of "standard time" and designer of the first Canadian postage stamp, was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
1955  The opening ceremonies of the Canadian Parliament were broadcast on television for the first time.

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