WEEK IN

Sackville Tribune - - FRONT PAGE -

– Dec. 20, 1911 – The Al­bert County nat­u­ral gas pipe­line from Stoney Creek com­mences ser­vice to Monc­ton, al­though a tem­po­rary dis­rup­tion oc­curs when a gas explosion on Main Street de­stroys four build­ings.

– Dec. 21, 1943 – Joseph Leon Ther­ri­ault, of Saint Hi­laire, patents wood mold­ing Weath­er­strip­ping for win­dows and doors.

– Dec. 21, 1878 – The City Mar­ket in Saint John re­ports heavy sales of “coun­try pro­duce”, as the Christ­mas sea­son ap­proaches.

– Dec. 21, 1867 – In Fred­er­ic­ton, the "Colo­nial Farmer" ad­ver­tises that Santa Claus has ap­pointed Charles A. Sampson as agent for the sale of “all sorts of Fancy Con­fec­tionery for the Hol­i­day Sea­son”. New Brunswick’s first Santa Claus.

– Dec. 22, 1903 – The first con­ven­tion of the New Brunswick Teach­ers’ Union is held in Monc­ton. The or­ga­ni­za­tion is re­named the New Brunswick Teach­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion and a con­sti­tu­tion is adopted.

– Dec. 23, 1981 – The Hon­ourable Ge­orge Fran­cis Gill­man Stan­ley, of Sackville, is ap­pointed Lieu­tenant-Gov­er­nor of New Brunswick.

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