THIS WEEK in his­tory

Sackville Tribune - - OP-ED -

June 4, 1936 – The wreck of C.N.R. En­gine #1218 oc­curs on route be­tween New­cas­tle and Devon, re­sult­ing in the death of en­gi­neer Mur­ray Hoyt.

June 4, 1904 – “Sage-femme d’acadie,” nurse and mid­wife Edith (Branch) Pinet, is born in Burnsville. Over her 40-year ca­reer as a prac­tis­ing mid­wife, Pinet de­liv­ers more than 3,000 ba­bies in the re­gion of Pa­que­tville – in­clud­ing singer Édith But­ler.

June 4, 1903 – Mo­ti­vated by a de­sire to im­prove the poor salaries and work­ing con­di­tions for teach­ers through­out New Brunswick, the Al­bert County Teacher’s Union un­der­goes a name change to be­come the New Brunswick Teach­ers’ Union.

June 4, 1726 – The 1725 Treaty of Peace and Friend­ship is rat­i­fied at An­napo­lis

Royal, N.S., by the Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Pas­samaquoddy and Penob­scot Na­tions – reaf­firm­ing Wa­banahki hunt­ing, fish­ing and plant­ing grounds.

June 5, 1854 – Great Britain and the United States sign a Rec­i­proc­ity Treaty, thereby en­sur­ing free en­try of Bri­tish North Amer­i­can wood, fish and farm prod­ucts into the United States in ex­change for Amer­i­can ac­cess to the sea fishery along coastal wa­ters.

June 5, 1981 – The first teach­ers’ strike oc­curs in New Brunswick; 1,000 teach­ers demon­strate out­side of the Leg­isla­tive build­ing, de­mand­ing a 37 per cent wage in­crease over 27 months. A ten­ta­tive set­tle­ment is reached on the week­end, and classes re­sume Mon­day.

June 5, 1882 – John Mitchell Lyons, of Monc­ton, patents the Separa­ble Bag­gage Check, a coupon ticket method still used to­day in bus, train and air travel.

June 6, 1987 – The At­lantic Canada Op­por­tu­ni­ties Agency, a re­gional de­vel­op­ment agency with a man­date to as­sist busi­nesses in cre­at­ing op­por­tu­nity and em­ploy­ment, is es­tab­lished with an an­nual bud­get of $200 mil­lion.

June 6, 1944 – D-day in­va­sion of Europe (“The Scar­let Dawn”) in­cludes the 3rd Cana­dian Di­vi­sion – 7th, 8th and 9th Cana­dian Brigades. The North Shore (New Brunswick) Reg­i­ment lands at Saint Au­bin­sur-mer, a tiny vil­lage on the French coast of Nor­mandy.

June 6, 1919 – The Cana­dian Na­tional Rail­ways Cor­po­ra­tion is cre­ated by a fed­eral Or­der-in-coun­cil, merg­ing sev­eral rail­ways – in­clud­ing the In­ter­colo­nial, Grand Trunk, and Cana­dian North­ern.

June 7, 1984 – “L’acadie Nou­velle” com­mences pub­li­ca­tion in Cara­quet.

June 7, 2002 – Fol­low­ing the pas­sage of a new Of­fi­cial Lan­guages Act, Premier Bernard Lord pays trib­ute to for­mer premier Louis J. Ro­bichaud, whose gov­ern­ment in 1969 es­tab­lished the orig­i­nal act mak­ing New Brunswick the first bilin­gual prov­ince in Canada. June 8, 1911 – Open­ing in She­diac of the Sis­ters of Prov­i­dence Hospice – a shel­ter for the home­less and in­firm.

June 9, 1817 – The cor­ner­stone is laid for the first brick build­ing in Saint John, built by John Nut­ting on the cor­ner of Ger­main and Union Streets.

June 9, 1964 – Lord Beaver­brook, Sir Max Aitken, New Brunswick’s dis­tin­guished son and one of the most suc­cess­ful busi­ness­men to emerge from the Mar­itime prov­inces, dies in Sur­rey, Eng­land.

June 9, 1744 – Joseph Mathurin Bourg, the first Aca­dian to take holy or­ders, is born at River Ca­nard, N.S. Upon or­di­na­tion at Mon­treal in 1772, Fa­ther Bourg is ap­pointed mis­sion­ary to Aca­dia and es­tab­lishes his head­quar­ters at Car­leton on Chaleur Bay. June 10, 1783 – Royal in­struc­tions are sent to Nova Sco­tia di­rect­ing the gover­nor to grant lands with­out fee to Loyalist settlers. Non-com­mis­sioned of­fi­cers re­ceive 200 acres, while pri­vates and other heads of fam­i­lies are given 100 acres.

June 10, 1785 – Joseph Daigle and 24 dis­placed fam­i­lies from Sainte-anne-des­pays-bas (Fred­er­ic­ton) ob­tain per­mis­sion to set­tle at Madawaska. Af­ter trav­el­ling 10 days by ca­noe, they reach the rich in­ter­val land of the up­per St. John (Saint-david, Maine, and Saint-basile).

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