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In 1694, a French Je­suit mis­sion­ary in Canada, Noel Cha­banal, was mur­dered by a rene­gade Huron. He was one of the group known as the Je­suit Mar­tyrs of

North Amer­ica can­on­ized by Pope Pius XI in 1930.

In 1776, dur­ing the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War, Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton’s re­treat­ing army crossed the Delaware River from New Jersey into Penn­syl­va­nia.

In 1852, Laval Univer­sity in Que­bec City, the ear­li­est French-lan­guage univer­sity in North Amer­ica, was granted a royal char­ter. Es­tab­lished in Que­bec City, it was named af­ter Msgr. Fran­cois de Laval, the first bishop of Que­bec.

In 1854, Pope Pius IX pro­claimed the Catholic dogma of the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion, which holds that Mary, the mother of Je­sus, was free of orig­i­nal sin from the mo­ment of her own con­cep­tion.

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