John’s Believe It Or Not… July 15th

In 1617 – Louis Hébert and family settle in Quebec at Champlain’s Invitation. In 1381 John Ball – a leader in the Peasants’ Revolt – is executed in the presence of Richard II of England. In 1799 The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta. In 2002 John Walker Lindh accepts a plea bargain. In 1965 Mariner 4 studies Martian surface.

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* 1617 – Louis Hébert and family settle in Quebec at Champlain’s Invitation. (Champlain spent the winter of 1616-1617 in Paris searching for support for his colony of Quebec. Hébert was allured, believing that there would be good opportunities for him in the St. Lawrence Valley. The Compagnie de Canada made Hébert an offer: If he would take his family to Quebec for three years and practice medicine in the settlement and establish farming, the company would pay him an annual salary of 600 livres (pounds) and grant him ten acres of land at the settlement on which to build his house and farm. Louis agreed to the terms and signed the contract. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… July 15th”