07 October 2012

Timeline October 7 & 8

October 7
1691  The English royal charter for the Province of Massachusetts Bay was issued.
1763  George III of Great Britain issued the British Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing aboriginal lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlements.
1765  The Stamp Act Congress convened in New York to draw up colonial grievances against England.
1885  Niels Henrik David Bohr, Danish physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922, was born.
1955  Yo-Yo Ma, French-born American cellist, was born.

October 8
1645  Jeanne Mance opened the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, the first lay hospital in North America.
1871  The Great Chicago Fire erupted.
1904  Edmonton, Alberta was incorporated as a city.
1904  Prince Albert, Saskatchewan was incorporated as a city.
1945  President Harry S Truman announced that the secret of the atomic bomb would be shared only with Britain and Canada.

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