03 April 2012

Timeline April 3 & 4

April 3
1783  Washington Irving, American author; Legend of Sleepy Hollow, was born in New York City.
1875  Construction of the CPR began at what is now Thunder Bay.
1962  An act of the Ontario legislature establishing Trent University in Peterborough was given Royal accent.

April 4
1648  Grinling Gibbons, English wood carver and decorator of St. Paul`s Cathedral, London, England, was born.
1881  The second Dominion Census was taken. The population of Canada was 4,324,810.
1885  Ottawa had a large snowfall of 71 cm.
1887  Alexander Campbell and Sandford Fleming represented Canada at the first Imperial Conference in London.
1949  The North Atlantic Treaty was signed by Lester Pearson for Canada.
1968  Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot to death in Memphis, Tenn.

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