01 March 2012

Timeline Mar 1 to 3

Mar 1
1632  Samuel de Champlain appointed first Governor of the royal colony of New France.
1815  Governor George Prevost is officially notified of the Peace of Ghent.
1881  Henry Birks opens a larger jewellery store on St. James Street in Montreal.
1944 The Canadian Government ends meat rationing.

Mar 2
1831  Upper Canada Assembly passes act legalizing marriages by Methodist ministers.
1877  City of Belleville incorporated.
1877  City of Brantford incorporated.
1916  Ontario's Temperance Act was passed.
1965  The movie version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" had its world premiere in New York.

Mar 3
1838  Five hundred American sympathizers of the Upper Canada rebellion were repelled at Point Pelee.
1847  Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1890  Norman Bethune was born at Gravenhurst.
1921  University of Toronto doctors Frederick Banting and Charles Best officially announces their team's discovery of insulin.
1942  First combat flight of the Toronto-built Avro Lancaster bomber.
1962  Carine Wilson the first woman senator in Canada died.
1967  The federal government appointed a royal commission on the status of women.

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