20 March 2012

Timeline March 20 & 21

Mar 20
1727  Sir Isaac Newton, physicist, mathematician and astronomer, died in London, England.
1800  John Graves Simcoe grants 3,237 hectares (8,000 acres) in York County to Timothy Rogers, to settle a Quaker community in King and Whitchurch Townships.
1944  General Henry D. G. Crerar was appointed commander-in-chief of the First Canadian Army.
1948  Bobby Orr, a hockey great, was born in Parry Sound.

Mar 21
1666  Intendant Jean Talon starts census of New France; 3,215 persons counted in the first Canadian census.
1685  Johann Sebastian Bach, German Composer, was born in Eisenach, Germany.
1821  The North West Company agrees to merge with the Hudson's Bay Company, effective June 1, 1821.
1911  The Duke of Connaught was officially appointed governor general of Canada.
1942  J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister, and First leader of the CCF, died. He pushed Mackenzie King to enact an old-age pension plan. He was born at Etobicoke, Ontario, July 29, 1874.

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