Government of New Brunswick

The first Canadian branch of the "Société Mutelle d'Assomption" is established in Bouctouche under the leadership of Dr. David-V. Landry. Founded in Waltham (Massachusetts) in 1903, the international headquarters is moved to Moncton in 1917.


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July 23, 1868 The Honourable Lemuel Allan Wilmot, of Fredericton, is appointed New Brunswick's first native-born Lieutenant-Governor.
July 23, 1914 New Brunswick's worst labour strife occurs during the Saint John Street Railwaymen's strike, when militant union and supporters clash in the streets against the Royal Canadian Dragoons.
July 23, 1924 The Petitcodiac Tidal Power Company attempts to convince federal authorities to allow the construction of a dam across the Petitcodiac River between Hopewell Cape and Fort Folly Point.
July 23, 1971 Antonine Maillet's "La Sagouine" (The Washerwoman), the internationally acclaimed "quintessential Acadian play in language, humour and content", is officially launched at the Université de Moncton, with Viola Léger.
July 24, 1803 Colonel James Peters, of Queens County, writes to Edward Winslow in Fredericton of his great success at growing hemp for rope along the rich intervale lands of the river St. John.
July 24, 1915 The oldest man in the Dominion of Canada is reported living at Red Rock, near St. George. At 114 years of age, James McKelvie claims that living near the Bay of Fundy has helped his longevity.
July 24, 1911 The first conference of francophone educators takes place at Saint-Louis-de-Kent.
July 24, 1904 The first Canadian branch of the "Société Mutelle d'Assomption" is established in Bouctouche under the leadership of Dr. David-V. Landry. Founded in Waltham (Massachusetts) in 1903, the international headquarters is moved to Moncton in 1917.
July 25, 1883 While carrying a load of timber from Quebec to London (England), New Brunswick's pride, the clipper ship "Marco Polo", runs aground in a storm and breaks up off the coast of Cavendish (Prince Edward Island).
July 25, 1849 Opening of the lazaretto in Tracadie. The leper facility struggles until June 11, 1867, when the House of Assembly authorizes the Board of Health to place the facility under the care of the Religious Hospitalliers of Saint Joseph.
July 25, 1952 It is announced that the largest military training base in Canada will be established in the area between Upper Gagetown and Westfield. Encompassing 1,106 sq km, an estimated 1,100 families will be moved in a mass migration.
July 26 FEAST DAY OF SAINT ANNE
July 26, 1834 Andrew Flemming receives the first mining license in New Brunswick, to mine coal at Long Creek Point near Minto.
July 26, 1785 Sunbury County is re-established as a county within the new province of New Brunswick, with Burton as the Shire Town.
July 27, 1721 Following the signing of the Treaty of Utrecht between France and England, eastern First Nations (including Mi’kmaq, Maliseet and Passamaquoddy) protest: “My land is not thine either by right or conquest, or by grant or by purchase”.
July 27, 1812 At Saint John, the owners of the sloop "General Smyth" apply for a letter of marque to cruise against the American enemy. While no letters are issued, the vessel engages in privateering anyway during the War of 1812.
July 27, 1606 Marc Lescarbot, North America's first historian, arrives at Port Royal (Nova Scotia). The following spring, he visits the river St. John and Saint Croix island, returning to France in 1607, where he publishes his vast "History of New France".
July 27, 1926 Construction begins on Moncton's first synagogue. Tiferes Isreal Synagogue later opens its doors on Steadman Street.
July 27, 1949 Brothers Rufus and George Hamilton are hanged in Fredericton for the murder of taxi driver Norman Burgoyne. Despite the early hour of 2 a.m., more than 1,000 people turn out to witness the hanging.
July 28, 1829 Starvation conditions are reported in Madawaska due to crop failures over the past two years.
July 28, 1755 Governor Charles Lawrence and his Council agree unanimously to deport the Acadians from Nova Scotia.
July 28 NATIONAL DAY OF COMMEMORATION FOR THE GREAT UPHEAVAL ( ACADIAN DEPORTATION OF 1755-1763).
July 28, 1827 The steamer "Saint John" begins service from Saint John to Eastport (Maine).
July 29, 1897 New York journalist Edwin Tappan Adney publishes in "Harper's Young People" magazine the first detailed step-by-step description, with drawings, of the construction of an Aboriginal birch bark canoe. He has observed Maliseet canoe builders at Woodstock.
July 29, 1880 “The Bay Pilot” reports that gold has been discovered on Dew’s farm near Woodstock. Samuel Baker, an old and experienced miner, has conducted several soil washings and found “a number of rich and valuable nuggets”.
July 29, 1950 Fundy National Park is officially opened to the public. Selected as the location for New Brunswick's first national park in 1948, this initiative is intended to stimulate the region’s economy and preserve the area's natural beauty.