Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: June 29-July 5

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June 29, 1786: Alexander Macdonell and over 500 Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.


June 30, 1908: The Tunguska event occurs in remote Siberia.


July 1, 1867: The British North American Act of 1867 takes effect as the Constitution of Canada, creating the Canadian Confederation and the federal dominion of Canada.


July 2, 1839: Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 rebelling African slaves led by Joseph Cinque take over the slave ship Amistad.


July 3, 987: Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France till the French Revolution in 1792.


July 4, 1776: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.


July 5, 1811: Venezuela declares independence from Spain.


 

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