18 October 2012

Timeline October 18 to 20

October 18
1595  Edward Winslow, English founder of the Plymouth Colony, was born.
1867  United States took possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million.
1892  The first long distance telephone line between Chicago and New York was opened.
1919  Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada from 1968 to 1979 and 1980-4, was born.
1926  Chuck Berry, rock singer, was born.
1931  Thomas Edison, inventor, died at age 84 in West Orange, NJ.
1954  Texas Instruments announced the first Transistor radio.
1929  The Persons Case was decided. (Persons Day in Canada)

October 19
1216  King John of England died.
1781  British troops under Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, VA.
1812  French forces under Napoleon Bonaparte began a retreat from Moscow.

October 20
1632  Sir Christopher Wren, English architect, was born.
1803  The US Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.
1818  The Convention of 1818 signed between the United States and the United Kingdom, among other things, settled the Canada – United States border on the 49th parallel for most of its length.
1891  James Chadwick, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, was born.
1904  Tommy Clement Douglas, Canadian politician, was born.
1992  In the first World Series game to be played outside the US, the host Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2.

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