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August 18, 1930
August 18, 1833

August 18, 1930

Government took control of the selling liquor in the province. A plebiscite taken in October 1929 saw 87,647 vote in favour of government control (to 56,082). Prohibition had been enacted in 1921 after a plebiscite in October of 1920.
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August 18, 1833

The Royal William sailed for England from Pictou, to prove a steamship could make the transatlantic crossing. Considered the fastest ship of its day, it was commissioned by brewer John Molson and a group of investors (including Samuel Cunard from Halifax) and launched from Quebec in 1831. (Painting: The SS Royal William, 1834. Samuel Cunard: Nova Scotia’s Master of the North Atlantic, John Boileau).
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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.