Tuesday, July 31, 2007

This week in local history: July 30 - Aug. 5

Aug. 1, 1958: Princess Margaret presents new regimental colours to Highland Light Infantry of Canada.

Aug. 2, 1879: Providence picnic held as a fund-raiser to purchase the former Coleman residence.

Aug. 3, 1915: Ewart's Dam collapses after major storm and is never rebuilt.

Aug. 4, 1931: St. Paul's Church destroyed by fire.

source: Vanished Hamilton and Dundas Heritage calendars.

Monday, July 23, 2007

This week in local history: July 23 - July 29

July 24, 1872: Senator Donald McInnes buys Dundurn Castle for $27,000.

July 25, 1875: George Rolph, one of Dundas' wealthiest landowners, dies.

July 26, 2005: First Citizenship Court held in Dundas.

July 28, 1847: Dundas officially incorporated as a town by an Act of Parliament.

source: Vanished Hamilton and Dundas Heritage calendars.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

This week in local history: July 9 - July 15

July 9, 1916: 205th Tiger Battalion parade to GTR station for trip overseas.

July 10, 1946: Canada’s first drive-in theatre, the Skyway, opened in Stoney Creek.

July 12, 1849: Sir William Osler born in Bond Head.

July 14, 1868: Hottest day ever as thermometer hits 41.4 degrees C.

July 15, 1846: First issue of Hamilton Spectator published.

source: Vanished Hamilton and Dundas Heritage calendars.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

This week in local history: July 2 - July 8

July 2, 1978: Fund-raising starts to renovate former Waterdown township hall as library.

July 3, 1826: Dundas resident George Rolph tarred and feathered.

July 5, 1950: Hamilton raffles off house to help Red River flood victims.

July 8, 1984: Dieter Brock (Hamilton Tiger-Cats), sets record throwing 58 passes against Saskatchewan.


source: Vanished Hamilton and Waterdown Heritage calendars.