John’s Believe It Or Not… April 17th

* April 17 1840 – Fenian rebel Benjamin Lett sets off a Good Friday blast – blowing the top off Brock’s Monument * 1961 The Bay of Pigs invasion begins * 1936 A single horsehair uncovers a murderer * 1790 Benjamin Franklin dies * 2002 General Hospital airs 10,000th episode

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* April 17, 1840 – Fenian rebel Benjamin Lett sets off a Good Friday blast – blowing the top off Brock’s Monument

Isaac Brock was killed on 13 October 1812 in the Battle of Queenston Heights. He was leading a charge to retake a gun emplacement on Queenston Heights’ northern slope that had been captured by the invading American forces when he was shot in the wrist and chest. Before the battle at Queenston Heights, Brock had, with the help of Indigenous warriors, captured Fort Michilimackinac in July 1812 as well as Detroit that August. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… April 17th”