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Today in History - Aug. 16 : Today in History - Aug. 16

Aug 02, 2019 - The Canadian Press

Today in History for Aug. 16:

On this date:

In 1750, 300 German settlers arrived at Lunenburg, N.S.

In 1784, New Brunswick was established as a separate colony from Nova Scotia with a nominated council and elected assembly.

In 1809, Alfred Lord Tennyson, English poet laureate, was born.

In 1812, British forces under General Isaac Brock captured Detroit during the War of 1812.

In 1815, St. John Bosco, an Italian educator, was born. Poverty among the children in...