Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Across the country and overseas . . . January 24th

The only post I made to the blog on January 24th was this:

Compliment Day

1848: The California Gold Rush kicks off when James Marshall, a construction worker, discovers a gold nugget at Sutter's Mill, California.

Edith Newbold Wharton (1862-1937), American novelist, Pulitzer Prize winner and the first woman to receive an honorary degree from Yale University.

1935: The first canned beer is sold by the Krueger Brewing Company in Richmond, Virginia.

1952: Vincent Massey was appointed the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada. He served from February 28, 1952 to September 15, 1959.

1965: Winston Churchill, prime minister of Great Britain from 1940–1945 and 1951–1955, dies in London, England, at age 90.

Ernst Hoffmann, German writer and composer (1776)

Aaron Neville, singer (1941)

Ernest Borgnine, actor (1917)

1978: Cosmos 954, a nuclear-powered Soviet satellite, re-entered the atmosphere and crashed in the NWT. The Canadian Armed Forces launched a large operation to recover radioactive debris scattered over a wide area.

CPR station telegraph office

January 24, 1885 - Communications - The CPR telegraph reaches the Pacific from Halifax; now operating from coast to coast. Vancouver, BC.  

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