07 March 2012

Timeline Mar 6 to 10

Mar 6
1475  Michelangelo, Italian sculptor, painter and architect, was born.
1834  York was renamed Toronto and incorporated as a city.
1836  The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, fell to Mexican forces after a 13-day siege.
1981  Walter Cronkite signed off for the last time as anchorman of "The CBS Evening News."

Mar 7
1792  Sir John Herschel, English astronomer, was born.
1800  Philemon Wright founds Wrightsville, which he later renames Hull, after the birthplace of his parents in England; Wright led a group from Woburn, Massachusetts to the Ottawa Valley.
1842  Queen's University opened at Kingston, the first university in Ontario.
1876  Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone.
1878  The University of Western Ontario in London was incorporated.
1913  Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) died at age 52.
1926  The first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversation took place, between New York City and London.
1939  Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians record their signature tune, Auld Lang Syne, for the First time, on Decca Records; Lombardo born in London, Ontario.

Mar 8
1702  England's Queen Anne ascended the throne upon the death of King William III.
1867  The British House of Lords gives final reading to the British North America Act.
1896  Charlotte Witton was born in Renfrew. She became the Ottawa's first woman mayor in 1951.
1945  International Women's Day first celebrated on this day in Canada and around the world.
1982  British House of Commons passes the Canada Act, allowing Canada to patriate its constitution.

Mar 9
1934  Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut, first space traveler, was born.
1959  Mattel's Barbie doll, created by Ruth Handler, made its public debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.

Mar 10
1496  Christopher Columbus concluded his second visit to the Western Hemisphere as he left Hispaniola for Spain.
1861  Pauline Johnson was born at Chiefswood on the Six Nations Grand River Reserve. She was the daughter of Chief Henry Martin and Emily Howells of Bristol, England.
1876  The first successful voice transmission over Alexander Graham Bell's telephone took place in Boston as his assistant heard Bell say, "Mr. Watson, come here. I want you."
1927  A bill was introduced in the Ontario Legislature establishing the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.

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