27 March 2012

Timeline March 27 & 28

Mar 27
1513  Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida.
1613  The wife of Nicholas Gure gives birth to Newfoundland's First English child at Cupids, Newfoundland.
1625  Charles I ascended the English throne upon the death of James I.
1836  The first Mormon temple was dedicated, in Kirtland, Ohio.
1855  Abraham Gesner, a Halifax inventor, gets US patents for his kerosene distillation process. This new fuel replaces whale oil.
1964  A Tsunami generated by the 9.2 magnitude Good Friday earthquake in Alaska hits Port Alberni, BC.

Mar 28
1797  Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented a washing machine.
1960  The Ontario Legislature announced a plan to build a University at Sudbury, now called Laurentian University.
1979  America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa.

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