Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1864


§February 4: The Twenty-Second Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature convened.
§February 15: Introduction of the Free School Act. This act "made Nova Scotia the first Canadian province with free education for all, financed by the government and a tax on all property owners in each district."
§Charles Tupper became Premier replacing James William Johnston who had been Premier since 1863. Tupper continued on until 1867, the year of the Canadian confederation.
§March 28: Authorization given to send delegates to Charlottetown to discuss Union of the Colonies.
§May 2: Merchants' Bank of Halifax opened (later Royal Bank of Canada).
§August 20: The Tallahasee, a Confederate cruiser, escaped through Eastern Passage.
§September 2: General Sherman captures Savannah.
§September: The Charlottetown Conference.
§October: Quebec conference.
§International Rules of War were established at the First Geneva Convention.
§Open-hearth process for the making of steel.
§The British infantry was armed with breech-loading rifles.
§By an act of the legislature Fruit Growers' Association and International Show Society was incorporated.
§Halifax: An act in respect to Inspection of Gas.
§Historical Society of Nova Scotia incorporated by statute.
§International Coal and Railway incorporated by statute.
§An act incorporating the Louisbourg Railway Company.
§Mutual Bank of Nova Scotia incorporated by Statute.
§Nova Scotia Coal Co. incorporated by statute.
§People's Bank of Halifax incorporated by statute.
§Sisters of Charity, Halifax incorporated by statute.
§An Act to incorporate the South Joggins Freestone and Grindstone Quarrying Co.

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