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Subject: June 4th Events
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2005 08:45:56 EDT
London England - British government tells Canada it will not let Nova Scotia
withdraw from Confederation.
Prince Regent's NWT - William Kennedy and Joseph-René Bellot sail the Prince
Regent to Prince Regent's Inlet to search for Franklin; Bellot a French
Victoria BC - Founding of the town of Victoria, British Columbia.
Washington DC - Congress votes for war against Britain; the War of 1812
begins June 18, when President James Madison officially proclaims the U.S. to be
Washington USA - Capt. George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain.
Mackinaw Michigan - Alexander Henry 1739-1824 appointed Captain of western
trading posts, with headquarters at Michilimackinac.
Mackinaw Michigan - Chippewas captured Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the
garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the
Nova Scotia - Twenty-two ships carrying New England planters arrive in Nova
Scotia to take land forcibly vacated by the Acadians.
Quebec Quebec - Le Canada launched; first French warship built in Canada
sails for Rochefort, France.
Sault Ste Marie Ontario - Simon-François Daumont de Saint-Lusson d1677 takes
possession of lands around Sault Ste. Marie and claims Huron and Superior
areas for France; sent by Jean Talon to do a survey of the area.
1534 PEI - Prince Edward Island sighted by Jacques Cartier.