03 July 2012

Timeline July 3 & 4

July 3
1608  The city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain.
1775  Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass.
1844  The last pair of Great Auks was killed.
1996  The Stone of Scone is returned to Scotland.

July 4
1753  Jean-Pierre Blanchard, the French balloonist who made first English Channel aerial crossing, was born.
1776  The US Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.
1817  At Rome, New York, construction on the Erie Canal began.

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