TODAY IN HISTORY
In 354, African theologian Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, was born in Numidia, now Algeria. Augustine wrote many works that had a dominant influence on later Western Christian theology.
In 1637, Sir David Kirk was made co-proprietor and governor general of Newfoundland by King
Charles I. Kirk, a privateer, had captured Quebec from the French in 1629.
In 1705, slaves in New
France were declared ‘moveable property’.
In 1775, American revolutionary forces led by General Richard Montgomery captured Montreal after
Gov. Gen.Guy Carleton surrendered the city.
In 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter to a friend, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
In 1794, U.S. President George Washington sent an army into western Pennsylvania to put down the Whiskey Rebellion, which was provoked by an excise tax in 1791.