01 February 2012

Timeline Feb 1 & 2

Feb 1
1796  The capital of Upper Canada was moved from Newark to York.
1799  Royal Assent was given to change the name of Ile St- Jean to Prince Edward Island.
1836  Col. John By, builder of the Rideau Canal, died in Sussex, England.
1871  The Dominion Bank opened in Toronto.
1920  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police was established.
1979  The National Capital Commission opens first Winterlude in Ottawa, featuring a skateway along the Rideau Canal.

Feb 2
Ground Hog Day!
1653  New Amsterdam - now New York City - was incorporated.
1867  Sir Charles Edward Saunders was born in London. He developed Marquis wheat.
1869  Sir John Young (Lord Lisgar) took office as governor general.
2007  The world's leading climate scientists said global warming has begun, is "very likely" caused by humans and will be unstoppable for centuries.

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