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From: Fran LaChance <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Today In History Dec 7
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 12:32:22 -0500
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> Dec 7,1678
>Niagara Falls Ontario - Louis Hennepin 1626-c1705 first European to describe
>Niagara Falls; with Dominique La Motte de Lucière.
>***************************************************************
>Dec 7, 1837
>Toronto Ontario -
> (http://www1.sympatico.ca/news/otd/images/otd.98.12.07.b.lg.gif) Upper
>Canada Governor Francis Bond Head 1793-1875 orders Lt. James Fitzgibbon 1780-1863
>to march with Allan MacNab, 1000 loyalist volunteers and 500 militia to
>Montgomery's Tavern 8 km north of Toronto; troops burn tavern, disperse rebels,
>capture rebel commander Anthony Van Egmond 1771-1838; William Lyon Mackenzie
>flees into exile in the US, effectively ending the rebellion in Upper Canada.
>
>******************************************************************************
>*************************
>
>Dec 7, 1837 Happy Birthday Acheson Gosford Irvine
>soldier, mounted police officer, prison warden, born at Quebec City in 1916;
>died there Jan. 09, 1916. Irvine served with the Quebec Rifles on the Red
>River expedition of 1870; stayed in Manitoba in command of the Provisional
>Battalion of Rifles; 1975 joined the North West Mounted Police; 1876-80 NWMP
>Assistant Commissioner; 1880-86 third Commissioner; warned that harsh Indian
>settlement policy could lead to rebellion; 1885 led a column of police to Prince
>Albert during the North West Rebellion; 1886 resigned after criticism for
>inaction during the Rebellion; 1892-1913 warden of Stony Mountain Penitentiary;
>1913-14 warden, Kingston Penitentiary.
>******************************************************************************
>****************************
>Dec 7, 1837
>Montreal Quebec - Col. Charles Gore returns to Montreal with his British
>regulars after fighting Patriote rebels at St-Denis and St-Charles.
>
>******************************************************************************
>Dec 7, 1833
>Montreal Quebec - Journal 'L'Abeille Canadienne' first published in Montreal.
>
>
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>*
>Dec 7, 1827
>Stellarton, Nova Scotia - Canada's first steam engine starts operating on
>the Albion Railway at Stellarton.
>
>
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>*
>Dec 7, 1770
>Churchill Manitoba - Samuel Hearne 1745-1792 sets out west from Fort Prince
>of Wales on Hudson Bay on his third expedition to find a passage, by river or
>sea, across the Barren Lands; with Chipewyan chief Matonabee c1737-1782;
>travel to Alcantara Lake, and then north to the Coppermine River; first European
>to see the Arctic Ocean.
>******************************************************************************
>***
>Dec 7, 1729
>Toronto Ontario - Mississauga Indians sign treaty giving up title to 5
>million hectares, including Norfolk, Wentworth and Haldimand counties.
>
>
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>*****
>Dec 7,1677
>Quebec Quebec - Benediction and opening of the Quebec Seminary.
>
>
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>****
>DEc 7, 1649 Huronia Ontario - Jesuit priest Charles Garnier killed by
>Iroquois during attack on St-Jean mission; canonized by Pope Pius XI on June 29,
>1930.
>
>
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