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April 8, 1943
April 8, 1820

April 8, 1943

Paul MacEwan was born in Charlottetown, PEI (d. 2017). He became an MLA for Cape Breton Nova (1970–2003) and later was the Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly (1993–1996) and an author. He was first elected as an NDP member under the leadership of Jeremy Akerman in 1970. They were the first two NDP MLAs elected in the history of Nova Scotia. MacEwan was expelled from the NDP in 1980 for criticizing a party executive member. He established the Cape Breton...
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April 8, 1820

Sir John Wentworth (1737–1820) died in Halifax at the age of eighty-four. He served as lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia from 1792 to 1808. He had been close friends with John Adams and was also a former governor of New Hampshire. He married Francis Atkinson (1745–1813), née Deering, in 1769 and they were forced to flee Portsmouth, NH, for Halifax in April of 1776 during the American Revolution. However, his wife Francis was not happy with 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.