John’s Believe It Or Not… October 13th

1812 – British and Canadians Victorious at Queenston Heights – Gen Brock dies. 1792 White House cornerstone laid. 1957 Popular sci-fi film reflects America’s ambivalence about nuclear weapons. 1943 Poet Robert Lowell sentenced to prison. 2010 Chilean miners are rescued after 69 days underground.

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* 1812 – British and Canadians Victorious at Queenston Heights – Gen Brock dies.

The Battle of Queenston Heights was the first major battle in the War of 1812 and resulted in a British victory. It took place on 13 October 1812, near Queenston, Upper Canada (the present-day province of Ontario). It was fought between United States regulars and New York militia forces led by Major General Stephen Van Rensselaer, and British regulars, York and Lincoln militia and Mohawk warriors led by Major General Isaac Brock, and Major General Roger Hale Sheaffe, who took command when Brock was killed. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… October 13th”