19 April 2012

Timeline April 19 to 21

April 19
1775  The American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord.
1897  The first Boston Marathon was run.
1900  The first Canadians ever to run the Boston Marathon were Jim Caffery, Bill Sherring and Frank Hughson. They placed first, second and third.
1903  Sir Oliver Mowat died in Toronto. He was Premier of Ontario from 1872 to 1896 and a father of Confederation.
1907  Tom Longboat, legendary Onondaga runner, won the Boston Marathon.
1933  The United States went off the gold standard.

April 20
1792  France declared war on Austria, marking the start of the French Revolutionary wars.
1902  Scientists Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium.
1907  Port Arthur and Fort William were incorporated as cities. They later merged to become Thunder Bay.
1941  Prime Minister Mackenzie King and US President Franklin D Roosevelt Signed the Hyde Park Declaration committing the two countries to joint defence and economic cooperation.

April 21
1785  Trial by jury was established in Upper Canada.
1821  The Bank of Canada was incorporated.
1838  John Muir, Scottish born American naturalist and conservationist, was born.
1910  Samuel Langhorne Clemens, author, better known as Mark Twain, died in Redding, Conn.
1918  Arthur Roy Brown, Canadian air ace is credited with shooting down the Red Baron, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, in WW I in 1918. He was born in Carleton Place in 1893.
1926  Queen Elizabeth II was born.

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