TODAY IN HISTORY
in 1773, the ship, “hector,” arrived at Brown’s Point, near Pictou, N.S. hector carried 178 Scottish immigrants -- the first large wave of immigration that made Scots the predominant ethnic group in Nova Scotia. A replica ship was later built to commemorate the voyage and is on display in Pictou harbour.
in 1821, independence was proclaimed for Costa Rica, guatemala, honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador.