18 March 2012

Timeline Mar 18 & 19

Mar 18
1766  Britain repealed the Stamp Act.
1801  Elinkim Malcolm was born in Oakland Township. He was a surveyor and laid out the village of Scotland, Ontario. This was where Charles Duncombe's armed supporters gathered during the rebellion of 1837.
1858  Rudolf Diesel, German thermal engineer; invented the internal-combustion engine, was born.
1892  Ex-governor general Lord Stanley proposed the idea of a trophy to honour the best team in Canadian hockey. This became the Stanley Cup.
1918  Canadian Government passes a law bringing in Daylight Saving Time as a way to boost wartime production. The measure is so popular it stays after the war.
1931  Schick Inc. marketed the first electric razor.

Mar 19
1649  The Iroquois left the Huron country after virtually wiping then out and murdering Fathers Brebeuf and Lalement.
1825  George Simpson c1787-1860 chooses new Fort Vancouver as headquarters of Columbia district; on Columbia River near present day Portland.
1914  The Royal Ontario Museum was opened.
1941  United States and Canada sign pact to develop the St. Lawrence Seaway.
2008  Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke died at age 90.

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