19 June 2012

Timeline June 19 & 20

June 19
1586  English colonists left from Roanoke Island, NC after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in America.
1791  The Constitutional Act, which provided the basis of government for Upper and Lower Canada during the next half century received Royal assent.
1816  Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
1862  Slavery was outlawed in US territories.
1902  Guy Lombardo, Canadian born dance band leader, was born.
1910  Father's Day was celebrated for the first time in Spokane, Washington.
1917  King George V ordered the British Royal family to dispense with its German-sounding name, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, during WW I. The family took the name Windsor.

June 20
1214  The University of Oxford received its charter.
1837  Queen Victoria ascended the British Throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV.
1840  Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
1877  Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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