15 November 2012

Timeline November 16 & 17

November 16
1959  The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" opened on Broadway.
1964  Diana Krall, Canadian Jazz singer, was born.
1992  The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk, England.

November 17
1558  Elizabeth I ascended to the English throne upon the death of Queen Mary.
1685  Pierre Gaultier La Verendrye, French-Canadian soldier, fur trader and explorer, was born.
1869  The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and the Red seas.
1938  Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian singer, was born.
2003  Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as governor of California.

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