THIS WEEK IN his­tory

Sackville Tribune - - TANTRAMAR -

– Dec. 23, 1839 – A brick Mar­ket House opens at Mar­ket Square in Saint John, two years af­ter a fire de­stroyed more than 100 wooden struc­tures in the city. De­signed to with­stand fire, the build­ing burns in the Great Fire of 1877 and is re­built.

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

– Dec. 25, 1635 – Ex­plorer and car­tog­ra­pher Sa­muel de Cham­plain dies at Que­bec. As lieu­tenant to Pierre Dugua de Mons, Cham­plain charted the coast of Aca­dia and was one of the found­ing mem­bers of the first per­ma­nent French set­tle­ment in North Amer­ica at Saint Croix is­land.

– Dec. 25, 1846 – The “New Bruns­wick Re­porter” news­pa­per com­ments on the need for a Town Clock in Fredericton. With­out a pub­lic Time Piece, me­chan­ics in the city must de­pend upon the chimes from the Bap­tist Church, in billing for hours of labour and meals.

– Dec. 29, 1977 – San­dra Lovelace, of To­bique First Na­tion, presents her case to the Hu­man Rights Com­mit­tee of the United Na­tions. Canada’s In­dian Act dis­crim­i­nates against Na­tive women by de­priv­ing them of their sta­tus as “In­dian” when they marry a non-na­tive.

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