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November 24, 1809.
November 24, 1839

November 24, 1809.

Edward Jordan (1771-1809) was sentenced to hand and put to death on this date on the Black Rock Beach - the first pirate to be hanged in Canada. A law in Nova Scotia “required that the pirates be executed with their bodies displayed in public as warning to other sailors.” His body, covered in tar, was placed in an iron cage, known as a gibbet, which was erected on the...
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November 24, 1839

William Eager died at the age of forty-three (born in Ireland in 1796). A businessman, artist and teacher, he arrived in Halifax from St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 1834. In 1838, he organized a major art exhibition in Halifax featuring his work and the work of his students, representing over 125 items. In July and August of 1839, he published his first lithographs in two parts, titled Nova Scotia Illustrated. Parts...
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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.