Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1861.


§January 12th: Disastrous fire on George and Prince Streets and Bedford Row, Halifax. This was the third big fire in downtown Halifax: 1857, 1859 & 1861. D. C. Harvey observed that this was to change the look considerably not just because major buildings had burnt to the ground but it led to the use of brick and stone thereafter in the building of new buildings.
§March 30: Census carried out in Nova Scotia. "Some people refused to give all the necessary data, while others even refused to give any information, fearing that their taxes would be increased."
§South Carolina seceded over the flaming question of over states rights, and in particular, slavery; war loomed between the north and the south and broke out just shortly after Lincoln's inauguration.
§The dramatic romance of Adele Hugo and Lt. Pinsen opens its second chapter; during December, 1861, Lt. Pinsen's regiment, the 16th, was ordered to Halifax.
§Sodomy as a capital crime is abolished.
§Civil War begins with the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter. It began on April 12, 1861; ended April 9, 1865. The attitude of the British authorities was definitely sympathetic to the southern cause.
§August 23rd: Gold discovered at Waverley by Alexander Taylor.
§An act to incorporate the Dartmouth Gas Light and Water Company.
§Halifax: An act in respect to Poor Asylum.
§Halifax: An act in respect to Streets and Street Expenditure.
§Halifax: An act in respect to City for Railway liabilities.
§Halifax: An act in respect to Water supply.
§Halifax Relief Steamboat Co. incorporated by statute.
§An act to incorporate the Medical Society of Nova Scotia.
§Pictou Marine Railway Co. incorporated by statute.
§December 14th, 1861: Queen Victoria'a husband, Prince Albert dies from typhoid fever at Windsor Castle.

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