23 July 2012

Timeline July 22 to 24

July 22
1099  First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.
1587  A second group of English settlers arrived on Roanoke Island off North Carolina to re-establish the deserted colony.
1793  Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada.
1822  Gregor Mendel, Austrian botanist, was born.
1915  Sir Sandford Fleming, Canadian engineer and inventor, died. (b. 1827)
1950  William Lyon Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada, died. (b. 1874)
2012  Bradley Wiggins, of Great Britain, won his first Tour de France.

July 23
1829  In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.
1840  The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union.
1914  Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb Assassin; the dispute led to WW I.
1930  Glenn Curtiss, American aviation pioneer, died. (b. 1878)

July 24
1534  French explorer Jacques Cartier plants a cross on the GaspĂ© Peninsula and takes possession of the territory in the name of Francis I of France.
1847  Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in present day Utah.
1927  The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
2005  Lance Armstrong won a seventh consecutive Tour de France.

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