07 February 2012

Timeline Feb 7 & 8

Feb 7
1792  Lt. Gov. John Graves Simcoe issued a proclamation advertising the availability of vacant crown lands for new settlement.
1792  The first map of Cornwall was issued by surveyor William Chewett. It recorded 40 landowners.
1804  John Deere, American inventor of agricultural implements, was born.
1812  Charles Dickens, English novelist, was born in Portsmouth, England.
1964  The Beatles arrived in New York for their first American tour, touching off rock 'n' roll's "British invasion."
1984  Space shuttle astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart went on the first untethered spacewalk.

Feb 8
1587  Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
1677  Jacques Cassini, French astronomer, was born.
1700  Daniel Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician, was born.
1828  Jules Verne, French author, was born.
1853  A petition by Mayor J.B. Turgeon was presented to the Executive Council requesting that Bytown be converted into a city named Ottawa.
1879  Sandford Flemming read a paper before the Canadian Institute in Toronto, outlining his concept of a world-wide, uniform system of reckoning time.
1906  Chester Carlson, American physicist and inventor of xerography, was born.

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