On this day, Governor Edward Cornwallis wrote to the Board of Trade concerning the status of the fort at the top of Citadel Hill. This was the first of four generations of forts built on the hill. The last one started in 1828 and took thirty years to complete. The two-year period (1869–71) when the 78th Highlanders were garrisoned in Halifax became the focal point of Parks Canada and the Halifax Citadel’s Regimental Association’s presentation of the fort’s history. (Photo: Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada. Communications Nova Scotia.)