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Subject: RE : June 7th Events
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 07:41:07 EDT
Ottawa Ontario - Wilfrid Laurier 1841-1919 elected leader of the Liberal
Party and Leader of the Opposition, replacing Edward Blake; later Canada's 7th
Rome Italy - Montreal Bishop Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau 1820-1898 created
Canada's first Roman Catholic cardinal by Pope Leo XIII.
Washington DC - United States and Britain sign a mutual treaty to suppress
the slave trade..
Back River NWT - George Back descends the Back River to Chantry Inlet on the
Arctic coast, then returns to Fort Reliance; learns of Ross' safe return to
Quebec Quebec - Irish Immigrants arrive aboard the sailing ship Carrick from
Dublin; a government inspector lets the vessel leave the quarantine station,
but some of the Irish have Asian cholera, which soon spreads in Quebec and
Montreal; the resulting epidemic kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.
Montreal Quebec - Dedication of Notre-Dame Church on the Place d'Armes.
Quebec Quebec - Francis Burton appointed administrator of Lower Canada;
serves until Sept. 16, 1825.
Toronto Ontario - Opening of fourth session of seventh Parliament of Upper
Canada; meets until July 12; authorizes land grants to war veterans.
British Columbia - James Keith 1784-1851 put in charge of the North West
Company's Fort George and coastal district, as the NWC divides the Columbia
district in two; Donald McKenzie 1783-1851 put in charge of the inland district.
Manitoba - David Thompson 1770-1857 reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan
Trois Rivières Quebec - Arthur St. Clair 1734-1818 skirmishes with the
British at Three Rivers; the American invaders are beaten back the next day by
Simon Fraser and the 24th Regiment.
Paris France - Louis de Buade et de Palluau, Count Frontenac 1622-1698
reappointed Governor of New France, with instructions to capture Hudson Bay and
New York; recalled seven years earlier.
Ontario - Olivier Morel de La Durantaye 1640-1716 claims the Lake Erie-Huron
area for France.
Paris France - Louis XIV crowned King of France.
North Atlantic - John Davis c1543-1605 sends the Sunneshine and North Starre
to look for a passage between Iceland and Greenland.
Dartmouth England - John Davis c1543-1605 sails on the Sunneshine and
Mooneshine, with Queen Elizabeth's royal patent to discover the North West Passage.
1576 Bristol England - Martin Frobisher c1539-1594 sails on the Gabriel and
Michael to search for the North West Passage; licensed by the Muscovy
Company; backed by Elizabeth I and London merchants; will sight Greenland, and name
Frobisher Bay after himself.