His­tory

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY -

In 30 B.C., Cleopa­tra, the cel­e­brated queen of Egypt, com­mit­ted sui­cide.

In 1780, Amer­i­can rev­o­lu­tion­ary gen­eral Bene­dict Arnold made a se­cret pact with the Bri­tish to sur­ren­der the Amer­i­can fort at West Point, N.Y. The plot failed, but Arnold es­caped to fight for the Bri­tish.

In 1797, Mary Woll­stonecraft Shel­ley, wife of the poet Percy Bysshe Shel­ley and the au­thor of “Franken­stein,” was born. She died in 1851.

In 1813, more than 500 set­tlers were killed by Na­tives in the Mas­sacre of Fort Mims, near Mo­bile, Ala.

In 1851, the leg­isla­tive coun­cil of Bri­tish Columbia held its first ses­sion.

In 1860, the first Bri­tish tramway was in­au­gu­rated at Birken­head.

In 1862, Union forces were de­feated by the Con­fed­er­ates at the sec­ond bat­tle of Bull Run dur­ing the U.S. Civil War.

In 1905, Ty Cobb made his ma­jor-league de­but as a player for the Detroit Tigers, hit­ting a dou­ble in his first at-bat in a game against the New York High­landers. (The Tigers won 5-3.)

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