Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1842.


§In Great Britain, the Mines Act of 1842 "prohibited the employment of women and girls underground, set an age-limit of ten to the employment of boys, and provided inspectors to enforce the law and report to the central authority."
§January 11th: Gas lighting first used in Halifax.
§January 20th: Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine arrive at Halifax on the Cunard steamship, Britannia. After a short visit they went on to Boston in the company of Sam Cunard.
§Charles Lyell, a Scottish geologist, who wrote Principles of Geology; or Modern Changes of the Earth and Its Inhabitants which was published in 1830, came to Nova Scotia (Pictou) to obtain material for his work which came out in 1845, Travels in North America.
§The Manchester riots occurred during August.
§April 17th: Bodies of lost "Babes in the Woods" discovered near Lake Major.
§The Illustrated London News first appeared.
§An Act to "provide for the Instruction and Permanent Settlement of Indians."
§After many years of dispute, the Webster-Ashburton Treaty (1842) was struck which settled and defined the Boundaries between the United States and Great Britain: the State of Maine and the province of New Brunswick.

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