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• Dec. 13, 1785 - Loy­al­ist new­com­ers to New Brunswick pe­ti­tion Gov­er­nor Thomas Car­leton for an Acad­emy of lib­eral Arts and Sci­ences. A Provin­cial Acad- emy is es­tab­lished the same year in Fred­er­ic­ton - the be­gin­ning of UNB.

• Dec. 14, 1877 - On this found­ing date, the Fred­er­ic­ton Tem­per­ance Re­form Club holds a large torch­light pa­rade with two bands and 1000 marchers in sup­port of the tem­per­ance move­ment.

• Dec. 15, 1725 - Dum­mer's Treaty of Peace and Friend­ship is signed in Bos­ton (Mas­sachusetts), and Bri­tish au­thor­i­ties prom­ise to re­spect Wa­banahki (Pas­samaquoddy, Maliseet, and Mi'kmaq) hunt­ing, fish­ing, and plant­ing grounds.

• Dec. 16, 1934 - "The Slip­pery Eel of Al­ca­traz", John Stadig, of Con­nors, is cap­tured in Port­land Ore­gon, hav­ing leaped from a mov­ing train. Stadig be­comes the first in­mate to es­cape Al­ca­traz prison (Cal­i­for­nia).

• Dec. 18, 1878 - In Grand Falls, there is a "stir about town" as Christ­mas beef and poul­try are be­ing pur­chased: "Al­though the times are hard, peo­ple can­not af­ford to let Christ­mas go by with­out their cus­tom­ary goose or tur­key" !

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