Netherlands’ Princess Margriet Born In Ottawa

January 19, 2012 by staff 

Netherlands’ Princess Margriet Born In Ottawa, Jan. 19ths
1996: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announces that the league has approved the sale of the Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix, Ariz., investors. Still under Bettman’s watch, the Jets would get Atlanta’s NHL franchise 15 years later.

1986: The first computer virus released into the wild is a boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter piracy of the software they had written.

1943: Royal history is made in Ottawa, when Dutch Princess Juliana gives birth to her daughter Margriet Francisca at the city’s Civic Hospital. The first royal baby to ever be born in North America, the historic birth helps forge a bond between Canada and the Netherlands that endures to this day. Crown Princess Juliana and her two small daughters arrive in Canada in June 1940, a month after they flee the Netherlands in the wake of the German army invasion. After learning of Juliana’s pregnancy, the Canadian government proclaims the hospital’s maternity suite “extraterritorial” so that the royal baby would have full Dutch citizenship.

1935: Coopers Inc. sells the world’s first briefs. The company calls the new undergarment the “Jockey” because it offers a similar degree of support as the jockstrap (one style of which is also called Jock brief or Support briefs). Thirty-thousand pairs are sold within three months of their introduction.

1915: German zeppelins bomb the towns of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn in the United Kingdom, killing more than 20, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target.

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