Dataroute National Digital Data System

February 19, 2012 by staff 

Dataroute National Digital Data System, Today’s Canadian Headline…
1973 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF DIGITAL DATA SYSTEMMontreal Quebec – Trans Canada Telephone System introduces Dataroute, the world’s first national digital data system.
1984 Also On This Day…
Sarajevo Bosnia – Gaetan Boucher 1959- wins 2 Gold (1000m & 1500m) and a Bronze medal in Speedskating at Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo. Here he is with his medal haul.

1897 Also On This Day…
Stoney Creek Ontario – Adelaide Hunter Hoodless 1857-1910 founds the Federation of Women’s Institutes of Canada; motto ‘For Home and Country’; promotes pasteurization of milk as one of its main projects (her infant son died after drinking impure milk); also helps found the National Council of Women, the Victorian Order of Nurses and the YWCA in Canada.

In Other Events…
1996 Ottawa Ontario – Royal Canadian Mint unveils new $2 coin design; a bimetallic Polar Bear.
1996 Ottawa Ontario – Denver Colorado – Patrick Roy reaches 300 victories as the NHL Avalanche beat Edmonton Oilers 7-5; second youngest goaltender and 12th overall to reach the mark.
1990 Ottawa Ontario – Vaclav Havel visits Canada; asks for aid in rebuilding country; President of Czechoslovakia.
1984 Sarajevo Bosnia – Brian Orser 1962- wins silver medal in figure skating at Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo.
1983 Ottawa Ontario – Joe Clark 1939- resigns as Progressive Conservative leader, but vows to fight for leadership at upcoming convention.
1970 Ottawa Ontario – Canada claims jurisdiction over waters of Northwest Passage, and between islands of Arctic archipelago.
1969 Quebec – Rene Lippe Montreal judge appointed mediator to end 18-months of rotating strikes of 70,000 Quebec teachers.
1968 Ottawa Ontario – Lester B. Pearson’s minority government loses a tax bill vote in the Commons, but win a vote of confidence Feb. 28th, after the Opposition demands that the government resign.
1955 Montreal Quebec – Bernie Geoffrion of the Montreal Canadiens scores 5 goals in a 10-2 rout of the New York Rangers.
1951 Ottawa Ontario – Canada agrees to provide $25 million for first year of six-year Colombo plan aid scheme.
1930 Quebec Quebec – Quebec legislature rejects bill to admit women to the practice of law.
1928 St Moritz Switzerland – Second Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz; the University of Toronto Grads take home Canada’s third consecutive Gold Medal in Ice Hockey.
1920 Montreal Quebec – Shareholders of the Grand Trunk Railway ratify sale to federal government, to become part of the Canadian National Railway system.
1908 New York City – Frederick Albert Cook 1865-1940 sets out for North Pole in steamer `John R. Bradley’; US explorer
1889 Ottawa Ontario – Gabriel Dumont 1838-1906 pardoned by Crown for role in 1885 Rebellion; Saskatchewan Metis leader
1860 Cape Sable Nova Scotia – Steamship ‘Hungarian’ wrecked off Cape Sable; 205 lives lost
1814 Toronto Ontario – Joseph Willccks posthumously ejected as a member of the Parliament of Upper Canada because he turned traitor and led American raids against the Province.
1732 Quebec Quebec – Religious houses in New France forbidden to shelter fugitives from justice.
1631 Quebec Quebec – First Lutheran baptism in Canada.
In World Events…
1986 Kazakhstan – USSR launches Mir space station into Earth orbit.
1984 Sarajevo Bosnia – Phil & Steve Mahre win Gold & Silver Olympic medals in the Slalom; first brother combo to win in same event at Olympics.
1976 London England – Iceland government breaks off diplomatic relations with Britain in Cod War, after failure to agree over fishing rights in disputed waters.
1963 Moscow Russia – USSR informs US President Kennedy it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba.
1959 London England – Prime ministers of Britain, Turkey and Greece sign agreement for the independence of Cyprus.
1951 Paris France – André Gide, French writer, dies at age 81.
1945 Iwo Jima – US Fifth Fleet launches the invasion of Japanese held Iwo Jima; Marines succeed March 26.
1942 Washington DC – US President Roosevelt orders detention and internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans.
1942 Port Darwin Australia – Japanese aircraft bomb Port Darwin in World War II.
1918 Moscow Russia – Soviet Central Executive Committee issues decree abolishing all private ownership of land, water and natural resources.
1915 Turkey – Combined British and French fleet attacks the Dardanelles in World War I.
1881 Kansas – Kansas the first US state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages.
1878 Washington DC – Thomas Edison secures US patent No. 200,521 for the phonograph.
1861 Moscow Russia – Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom.
1856 Gambier Ohio – Hamilton Smith obtains US patent on tin-type camera.
1800 Paris France – Napoleon Bonaparte declares himself First Consul in France.
1408 England – Henry IV defeats Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, at the Battle of Bramham Moor; end of Northumberland Rebellion.
607 AD Italy – Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
Today’s Global Birthdays…
1966 Rye NY – Justine Bateman, actress, played Mallory in Family Ties.
1962 Czechoslovakia – Hana Mandlikova, tennis player, winner of 1985 US Open.
1960 London England – Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward, the Queen’s second son; Queen Elizabeth the first reigning monarch in more than a century to have a baby.
1955 Portland Oregon – Margaux Hemingway, actress, Lipstick, They Call Me Bruce.
1943 California – Mama Cass Elliot, singer, The Mamas & the Papas; Monday Monday.
1940 Detroit Michigan – William ‘Smokey’ Robinson, singer, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles; Being With You.
1924 New York City – Lee Marvin, actor, Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou.
1912 Wichita Kansas – Stan Kenton, orchestra leader, Music 55.
1911 Calcutta India – Merle Oberon, actor, Assignment Foreign Legion.
1843 Madrid Spain – Adelina Patti, Italian operatic coloratura, Lucia; highest-paid soprano of her day, made first recordings when she was over 60.
1743 Italy – Luigi Boccherini, composer, cellist, Minuet.
1473 Torun Poland – Nicolaus Copernicus, astronomer, discoverer of heliocentrism, that the Earth revolves around the Sun.

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