Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1837.


§Both Upper and Lower Canada were in rebellion.
§The first Acadian, Simon "Squire" D'Entremont from Yarmouth County, was elected to the provincial legislature.
§Jan 31st: The Fifteenth Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature convened.
§With the death of William IV on June 20, 1837, the young Queen Victoria took the English throne and the Victorian period began and lasted into the next century, a period that was marked by peace and prosperity.
§William Lyon Mackenzie (1795-1861) led his gang down Yonge Street at York (Toronto), but failed in his attempt to seize control of the government.
§September 20th: Bank of British North America began operations at Halifax; it eventually became known as the Bank of Montreal.
§Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) is sworn in as President of the United States.
§A German scientist, Theodor Schwann (1810-82), discovered that when meat was "effectually screened from ordinary air, and supplied solely with calcined air [a vacuum] putrefaction never sets in." The revelation that came was that there were unseen noxious things that we could not see that travel in the air! Germs!
§By an act of the legislature Annapolis is divided into two counties, Annapolis and Digby.
§An act in respect to the Halifax Public Gardens.
§Halifax Whaling Co. Incorporated by statute. While other merchants participated, the principal shareholders were the Cunard brothers.
§An act to prevent injuries to the fisheries, by mill dams.
§An act to amend the statute that set up the Bank of Nova Scotia [1832] re eligibility of Directors.
§An Act for "regulating the Fishery of St. Mary's Bay."

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