21 June 2012

Timeline June 21 to 23

June 21
1377  King Edward III of England died. Born 1312.
1639  Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister, author and educator, was born.
1734  In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique was put to death, having been convicted of setting the fire that destroyed much of the city.
1749  Halifax, Nova Scotia, was founded.
1834  Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent for his reaping machine.

June 22
1633  The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.
1774  The British Parliament passed the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America.
1813  War of 1812: After learning of American plans for a surprise attack on Beaver Dams in Ontario, Laura Secord sets out on a 30 kilometer journey on foot to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon.
1815  Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated for the second time.
1911  King George V was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
1987  Fred Astaire, actor-dancer, died at age 88.
2009  Eastman Kodak Company announced that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.

June 23
1810  John Jacob Astor formed the Pacific Fur Company.
1887  The Rocky Mountains Park Act become law in Canada creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park.
1995  Dr. Jonas Salk, medical pioneer, who developed the first vaccine against polio, died at age 80.

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