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Halifax - Historical Events
Date Event
1689-01-22

Lord Halifax becomes Speaker of English House of Lords

1690-02-08

Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal

1749-06-21

Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.

1750-07-11

Halifax, Nova Scotia, is almost completely destroyed by fire.

1776-04-12

Halifax resolution for independence adopted by North Carolina

1828-04-14

18-gun sloop "Acorn" sinks off Halifax with 115 men aboard

1840-07-04

The Cunard Line's 700 ton wooden paddle steamer RMS Britannia departs from Liverpool bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia on the first transatlantic crossing with a scheduled end.

1900-01-21

The second contingent of Canadian troops sails from Halifax to fight in South Africa against the Boers

1900-03-07

Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2 games

1900-03-17

Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2

1917-12-06

French munition ship "Mont Blanc" explodes in Halifax, kills 1,700

1920-11-01

American Fishing Schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian Fishing Schooner Delawana in the first International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax.

1937-11-17

Britain's Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement

1938-02-25

British Lord Halifax becomes Foreign Minister

1943-05-15

Halifax bombers sinks U-463

1944-08-27

200 Halifax bombers attack oil installations in Hamburg

1960-01-02

1st redshank old world shore bird reported in North America (Halifax)

1988-07-30

Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver BC, to Halifax, NS (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min)

1988-08-13

Ronald J Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS in 13 days, 15 hr, 4 min

1990-03-10

Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (URS)

1990-03-10

Ice Pairs Championship at Halifax won by Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS)

1990-03-10

Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Halifax won by Jill Trenary (USA)

1990-03-10

Mens Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Kurt Browning (CAN)

1996-04-01

The Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia is created.

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Halifax - Notable Birthdays

John ThompsonNov 10, 1845

Halifax - Birthdays
Date Event
1633-11-11

George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax/author (Character of a Trimmer)

1661-04-16

Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, British poet and statesman (d. 1715)

1716-10-06

George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman (d. 1771)

1845-11-10

John Thompson, Halifax Nova Scotia, (C) 4th PM of Canada (1892-94)

1881-04-16

Edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax/ambassador to US (1940-46)

1904-10-13

Wilfred Pickles, Halifax England, actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog)

1934-08-06

Chris Bonington, Halifax to Porteau Cove

1941-11-29

Dennis Doherty, Halifax Canada, rocker (Mamas & The Papas)

1943-10-30

Joanna Shimkus, Halifax NS, actress (Marriage of a Young Stockbroker)

1947-01-06

Ian Millar, Halifax NS, dressage rider (World Cup 1988, 89, Oly-96)

1948-07-21

Art Hindle, Halifax Nova Scotia, actor (Jeff-Dallas, Berrengers)

1950-01-09

Alan Mendelsohn, City of Ruins: The Halifax Explosion

1964-06-14

Randall Thompson, Halifax Nova Scotia, boxer (Olympics-96)

1969-01-12

Cam Russell, Halifax, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)

1970-07-16

Phil Graham, Halifax Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)

1972-03-31

Kelly O'Leary, Halifax Nova Scotia, kayaker (Olympics-96)

1972-11-01

Glen Murray, Halifax, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)

1978-10-08

Matt Grant, Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion

1991-02-17

Edward (Ed) Sheeran, Halifax England, singer-songwriter

Halifax - Deaths
Date Event
1670-12-16

Dorothy, 1st English marquis of Halifax, dies

1695-04-05

George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax, dies at 61

1771-06-08

George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman (b. 1716)

1957-02-16

Leslie Hore-Belisha, [Lord Halifax], Brit min of Transport, dies at 63

1959-12-23

Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78


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