Sunday, June 1, 2014

War of 1812

Walking with Joseph
Napoleon is in exile on Island of Elbe until about 1 Mar 1815

Walking with Andrew
2 June 1814  Fort at Prairie du Chien established under General William Clark.
28 June 1814  Major William McKay's expedition leaves Fort Mackinac to capture
      Prairie du Chien

Walking with Jim
29 May 1914
Empress of Ireland is hit by Collier Storstad (carrying a cargo of coal) east of Quebec City.
She sinks in 14 minutes with a loss of 1,012 of the 1477 passengers and crew.
A list of passengers and crew can be found at website
There is an exhibit at the museum of history until 6 April 1815
Ref: Ottawa Citizen page A10, Friday 30 May 2014

Also there is a mine disaster at the Hillcrest mine at Crowsnest Pass, AB
which occurred at 09:30 16 June 1914 in which 189 men were killed
Ref; Canada's History, formerly The Beaver, June-July 2014 page 13

The above two disasters have been all but forgotten due to the start
of WW1 shortly after they occured

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