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May 15, 1851
May 15, 1754

May 15, 1851

Joseph Howe spoke to the idea of constructing an intercolonial railway at the Mason’s Hall in Halifax. “I am neither a prophet, nor the son of a prophet, yet I will venture to predict that in five years we shall make the journey hence to Quebec and Montreal, and home through Portland and St. John, by rail; and I believe that many in this room will live to hear the...
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May 15, 1754

The French and Indian War begins — later (1756) officially becoming The Seven Years’ War between England and France. In Nova Scotia, it started with a series of conflicts in June of 1755, namely the Battle of Fort Beauséjour, with the deportation of the Acadians in the fall. By July 1757, there were in excess of 20,000 soldiers and sailors in Halifax with plans to attack the French at Louisbourg....
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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.