It’s Wondrous Wednesday! Did you know…
- Canadian, Sandford Fleming first proposes the adoption of Universal Standard Time in a lecture in Toronto in 1879. It was accepted by 24 countries in 1884.
- D.W Griffiths’ silent film “The Birth of a Nation” screens in Los Angeles in 1915 – the first 12-reel film in America.
- Mary Queen of Scots is beheaded in 1587 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. She was tried and convicted of plotting the assassination of Elizabeth.
- Tong Lee was the first person to be executed by lethal gas in Carson City, Nevada in 1924.
- Del Shannon dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1990. An early star of American Rock ‘n Roll, singer-songwriter Del Shannon recorded his greatest hit “Little Runaway” in 1961.
Look who was born on this date…
- Billy Bishop in 1894 – Canada’s greatest flying Ace during World War I.
- Jules Verne in 1828 – one of the greatest science fiction novelists.
- William T. Sherman in 1820 – famous Union General during the American Civil War.