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June 6, 1800
June 6, 1813

June 6, 1800

William Cobbett (1763–1835) and family arrived in Halifax, fleeing from the United States en route to England. He had served with the 54th Regiment of Foot in New Brunswick, became a popular writer (author of The Soldier’s Friend in 1792), and was an early witness to the French Revolution. But he had also become a controversial political and pro-British pamphleteer and commentator in the United States. He had been charged...
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June 6, 1813

The victorious Royal Navy frigate HMS Shannon returned to Halifax under the command of Provo William Parry Wallis. In tow, he had the USS Chesapeake from Boston. Wallis’s captain had died during the battle outside Boston Harbour on June 1. Wallis took command and sailed the Shannon back to Halifax with the captured Chesapeake in tow. Chesapeake’s commander, Captain James Lawrence, died of his wounds on the way to Halifax....
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Binding: Hardback, 192 pages
Publication Date: 13th October 2017
ISBN: 9781459504806 Price: $34.95
Format: 10in x 8in; 300+ colour images
400 Years in 365 Days gives readers a fun, trivia-filled record which reflects the communities and peoples of Nova Scotia spanning the past 400+ years. Illustrating the entries are 300+ visuals including full colour paintings, drawings, photos, and archival objects. This informative and entertaining volume is a great reference book and a great gift for anyone interested in Nova Scotias colourful past and lively present

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LEO J. DEVEAU is an independent librarian-researcher-writer focused on Nova Scotia. On the 150th anniversary of Confederation Leo decided to update, revise and extend Shirley Elliott’s 1979 Nova Scotia Book of Days, resulting in his book 400 Years in 365 Days.