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Subject: [Q-R] Today in History April 27
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 15:15:16 EDT


April 27, 1813, Invasion troops under Zebulon Pike and Henry Dearborn
assaults the town of York (Toronto)
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April 27, 1838 Martial law revoked in Lower Canada
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April 27, 1831 The steamship Royal William launched at Quebec City, 1st
Canadian steam powered vessel to cross the Atlantic
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April 27, 1644 Wheat planted in Canada for the 1st time at Ville Marie
(Montreal)
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April 27, 1791 Samuel Morse (telegraph inventor) is born
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April 27, 1521 Ferdinand Magellan (explorer) killed at age 50
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April 27, 1813 Zebulon Pike dies in battle at York (Toronto) at age 34
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April 27, 1805 U.S. Marines attack shores of Tripoli
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April 27, 1838 Fire destroys 1/2 of Charleston, South Carolina
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April 27, 1822 Ulysses S. Grant is born


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