01 January 2012

Timeline January 1st

1855  Ottawa, with a population of 10,000, was incorporated as a city.

1892  The Ellis Island Immigrant Station in New York opened.
1901  The Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed.
1907  The municipality of Toronto and 18 other municipalities in southwestern Ontario voted to join the newly established Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1959  The Ontario Hospital Care Insurance Plan, with costs shared equally by the federal and provincial governments, came into existence.
1994  The North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect.

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