05 February 2012

Timeline Feb 5 & 6

Feb 5
1856  Queen Victoria institutes the military Order of the Victoria Cross.
1889  The Catholic Oblate College of Ottawa becomes Ottawa University.
1946  A royal commission was appointed to investigate charges of Russian spying after Igor Gouzenko defected.

Feb 6
1802  Sir Charles Wheatstone, English physicist, was born.
1813  American troops crossed the frozen St. Lawrence River from Morristown, NY and attacked Brockville.
1865  The legislature of the Province of Canada began debate on Confederation.
1948  Barbara Ann Scott of Ottawa, age 19, won the ladies' singles ice skating gold medal at the winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
1952  Britain's King George VI died; he was succeeded by his daughter, Elizabeth II.
1959  The National Capital Commission came into existence and the National Capital Region was enlarged from 567,000 acres to 1,552,000 acres.
2012  Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II. Sixty years as Queen.

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