22 March 2012

Timeline March 22 to 24

Mar 22
1765  Britain enacted the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies.
1923  Foster Hewitt, the voice of hockey, announced his first play-by-play hockey game on radio.
1928  Eileen Vollick of Hamilton became the first Canadian woman to obtain a pilot's licence.

Mar 23
1670  At present day Port Dover, Ontario, Sulpician priests Francois Dollier de Casson and Rene de Galinee erected a cross and took possession of the Lake Erie area in the name of the King of France.
1749  Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician, astronomer and physicist, was born.
1883  The Ontario legislature instituted manhood suffrage.
1994  Wayne Gretzky finally eclipses Gordie Howe's National Hockey League career record with his 802nd NHL goal.

Mar 24
1865  John A Macdonald, George Etienne Cartier, George Brown and Alexander Galt left for Britain to discuss the possibility of uniting the British North American provinces.
1874 Harry Houdini, Hungarian born magician and escape artist, was born.
1890  Agnes Campbell Macphail was born in Proton Township, Grey County, Ontario. She was the first woman elected to the House of Commons.
1973  The album "Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd was released.
1975  Canadian Parliament passes act making the beaver the official symbol of Canada.

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