05 April 2012

Timeline April 5 to 7

April 5
1790  The first town or municipal meeting in what is now Ontario was held in John Green's house near Grimsby.
1832  Brockville was incorporated as a town.
1887  British historian Lord Acton wrote in a letter, "All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

April 6
1483  Raphael, Italian painter & architect of the Italian High Renaissance, was born.
1829  Bytown's first post office opened.
1830  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was organized by Joseph Smith in Fayette, N.Y.
1891  The third Dominion Census was taken. The population of Canada was 4,833,239.
1896  The first modern Olympic Games opened in Athens, Greece.

April 7
1770  William Wordwworth, English romantic poet and poet laureate of England 1843-50, was born.
1860  W K Kellogg, American Industrialist and founder of the W K Kellogg Co., was born.
1868  Thomas D'Arcy McGee was assassinated on Sparks St. in Ottawa.

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