Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1846.


§Potato disease breaks out in Scotland. "The potato-crop failure of 1846 was followed by another in 1847 of a lesser degree, and the effects of both lasted for five years. Though, the Destitution Boards prevented the Highlands from becoming another Ireland ..."
§In this period, in Great Britain: "Four-fifths of the revenue came from the customs and excise."
§Viscount Falkland is appointed the governor of Bombay; and Sir John Harvey, who had been the governor of New Brunswick, comes to Nova Scotia as her new Lieutenant-governor.
§In 1846, the Oregon Territory was ceded to the U.S. from Britain following an 1818 joint claim on the territory (which resulted in the phrase "Fifty-Four Forty or Fight!"). The Treaty of Oregon established the boundary at 49 degrees north.
§Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense (1846) popularized the "limerick."
§In Great Britain, the Corn Laws were Repealed.
§"Doulton's manufacture of cheap glazed earthenware pipes began in 1846."
§October 16th, 1846: In the amphitheater of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Thomas Green Morton, a Boston dentist, demonstrated the use of ether as an anesthetic.
§An act "To provide for completion of Main Road" from Halifax to Chester.
§An Act for the "Carting of Deals and Timber on certain Roads" at Cumberland County.
§Nova Scotia Western Steam Navigation Co. incorporated by statute.
§Pictou Gas Light Co. incorporated by statute.
§An act "relating to Treasury Notes, the Funded Debt, and the Halifax Savings' Bank".

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