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Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia - Notable Historical Events

James I of EnglandSep 21, 1621

John A. MacdonaldJul 1, 1867

Guglielmo MarconiOct 17, 1907

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Nova Scotia - Historical Events
Date Event
1497-06-24

John Cabot claims Eastern Canada for England (believes he found Asia in Nova Scotia)

1621-09-21

King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia

1690-05-11

English troops of W Phips conquer Port Royal, Nova Scotia

1710-10-13

English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia)

1710-10-16

British troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia

1713-06-23

The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.

1749-06-21

Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.

1750-07-11

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

1758-07-25

Seven Years' War: the island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.

1760-06-04

Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians.

1773-07-20

Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)

1776-03-17

British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War

1782-07-01

American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

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.

1867-07-01

The Dominion of Canada is formed, comprising the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec, with John A. Macdonald serving as the first Prime Minister

1873-04-01

British White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die

1890-12-22

Cornwallis Valley Railway begins operation between Kingsport and Kentville, Nova Scotia.

1907-10-17

Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.

1950-09-04

D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna

1958-10-23

The Springhill Mine Bump - An underground earthquake traps 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, the deepest coal mine in North America at the time. By November 1, rescuers from around the world had dug out 100 of the victims, marking the death toll at 74.

1964-11-16

Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission

1977-02-11

20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia (heaviest known crustacean)

1996-04-01

The Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia is created.

1998-09-02

Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.

2003-09-29

Hurricane Juan makes landfall in Nova Scotia.

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Nova Scotia - Notable Birthdays

Abraham GesnerMay 2, 1797

Charles TupperJul 2, 1821

John ThompsonNov 10, 1845

Robert BordenJun 26, 1854

Cyrus S. EatonDec 27, 1883

Nova Scotia - Birthdays
Date Event
1797-05-02

Abraham Gesner, Cornwallis Nova Scotia, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene)

1821-07-02

Charles Tupper, Amherst Nova Scotia, (C) 6th Prime Minister of Canada (69-day term)

1824-09-28

Alfred Gilpin Jones, Weymouth NS, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06)

1845-11-10

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

1854-06-26

Robert Borden, Grand-Pre Nova Scotia, (C) 8th Canadian PM (1911-20)

1883-12-27

Cyrus S. Eaton, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate (d. 1979)

1885-09-17

George Cleveland, Sydney Nova Scotia, actor (Courage of Lassie)

1910-08-25

Ruby Keeler, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (Dames, 42nd Street)

1914-05-09

Hank Snow, Nova Scotia Canada, country singer (I Went to Your Wedding)

1928-01-20

Peter Donat, Kentville Nova Scotia, (Flamingo Road, Different Story)

1945-06-20

[Morna] Anne Murray, Springhill Nova Scotia Canada, singer (Snow Bird)

1948-07-21

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

1964-06-14

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

1966-01-24

Mike Forgeron, Main-A-Dieu Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)

1967-01-23

Christine Parris-Washington, Truro Nova Scotia, softball (Olympics-96)

1967-06-17

Robyn Meagher, Antigonish Nova Scotia, 5k runner (Olympics-96)

1970-05-12

Todd Hallett, Shelburne Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-7-92, 96)

1970-07-16

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

1972-03-31

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

1974-01-29

Kris Burley, Truro Nova Scotia, gymnist (Olympics-96)

1975-02-28

Leslie Segrete, Super Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia - Notable Weddings

Charles TupperOct 8, 1846

Nova Scotia - Weddings
Date Event
1846-10-08

Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper (25) weds Frances Amelia Morse (20) in Amherst, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia - Deaths
Date Event
1906-03-15

Alfred Gilpin Jones, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06), dies at 81

1977-07-01

Earl Bailly, On the Shores of Nova Scotia

2003-12-16

Robert Stanfield, Premier of Nova Scotia (b. 1914)


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