TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1519, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I died. In 1598, the Marquis de La Roche was awarded a fur trading monopoly in the New World by the King of France. In 1759, James Wolfe was promoted to major-general and commander-in-chief of British land forces for the planned invasion of New France, which came later in the year. Wolfe was killed when his forces invaded Quebec in September 1759. In 1773, the first public museum in America was organized, in Charleston, S.C. In 1819, St. Boniface College was founded at Red River in what was to become Manitoba. In 1842, the first issue of Prince Edward Island’s “The Islander” was published, edited by John Inge. In 1866, the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain was founded. In 1876, American novelist Jack London was born. He died in 1916. In 1910, Baroness Rosen, wife of the Russian ambassador to the U.S. pioneered smoking by women in public at a White House reception.