Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1841.


§Feb 3rd: The Sixteenth Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature convened.
§March 30th: Thomas Chandler Haliburton appointed to the bench.
§May 12th: First officials of the City of Halifax elected.
§June 6th: Census in Great Britain: The first useful census is the 1841 census as this was the first time that actual names were recorded.
§June 14th: The first parliament of the united Canadas was opened in the city of Kingston. This was the first in a series of parliaments which lasted until confederation in 1867.
§December 30th: Howe's valedictory editorial appears in The Novascotian.
§General election in Britain. Whigs voted out of office on the question of free trade in corn.
§William John Harrison (1773-1841) is sworn in as President of the United States, and within a month of his inauguration he died of pneumonia; the Vice President, John Tyler (1790-1862) took over.
§First hotel in Halifax, The Halifax Hotel, was established.
§In England, the first Punch magazine comes out.
§By an act of the legislature provisions were made for "Great Roads east and west from Halifax."
§The Inferior Court of Common Pleas, which had been composed of five local JPs, abolished.
§An Act to abolish certain types of punishment: "Pillory, Cutting off the Ears and Whipping."
§An Act "to incorporate the Trustees of St. Mary's College at Halifax" (Incorporated as in university in 1873)
§Halifax was incorporated as a city.

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