Wednesday, November 22, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1852- Frederick N. Gisborne completes laying North America's first submarine telegraph cable from Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick to Carleton Head, PEI.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1899 - First automobile appears on the streets of Montreal; a Crestomobile.

Monday, November 20, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1989 - Fabric roof of Montreal's Olympic Stadium tears during a wind storm.

Friday, November 17, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1883 - Sanford Fleming's Standard Time scheme begins at midnight Atlantic Time in Nova Scotia and the eastern Seaboard of the US. Canada and the US agreed to divide the continent into four time zones, primarily to manage the nightmare of local times clashing with railway timetables. Other nations endorse idea at 1884 conference 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1979 - Mississauga residents start to return after work crews drain liquid chlorine from rail tankers; no one killed or injured in largest single movement of people in Canada