01 April 2012

Timeline April 1 & 2

April 1
1578  William Harvey, English physician; developed theory of blood circulation, was born.
1824  Samuel Cloves completed the survey of the Rideau Canal route and submitted his report to Lt. Gov. Sir Peregrine Maitland.
1892  The North American Canal Company was incorporated  to deepen the St. Lawrence River and to build canals from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario and from Lake Francis to Lake Champlain.
1924  The Royal Canadian Air Force was organized.
1968  Pierre Juno was appointed the first chairman of the Canadian Radio and Television Commission.

April 2
742  Charlemange, King of the Franks, King of the Lombards and Charles I of the Holy Roman Empire, was born.
1513  Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida.
1871  The first Dominion Census was taken. Canada`s population was 3,689,257.
1873  A charge was made in the House of Commons that Sir John A Macdonald and members of his cabinet had accepted campaign funds from promoters of the CPR. This Pacific Scandal brought down the government in October.
1975  The CN Tower was topped off at 553.33 metres.

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