Blupete's History of Nova Scotia

Key Events in the History of Nova Scotia: 1855.


§Charles Tupper first elected to the legislature, and, being a conservative, served in the opposition.
§February 8th: First section of Halifax-Windsor-Truro railway line opened.
§March 11th: Joseph Howe in Georgetown, Va. to recruit Americans for Crimean War (1854-6).
§Apr 25th: The Nineteenth Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature, first convened in 1851, was Dissolved.
§May 22th: Election Date.
§September 29: The siege of Kars where a Nova Scotian boy becomes a hero, the "Hero of Kars" during which Fenwick Williams as the leader of the Turks defended the Russians. "Cold, cholera, famine and hopelessness of succour from without, however, compelled Williams to make an honourable capitulation on 28 November following."
§September: The Russian fort at Sevastopol fell to the allies bring an end to the Crimean War. A peace treaty was signed in Paris on March 30, 1856.
§In 1855, an Edinburgh doctor, Alexander Wood, invented the hypodermic syringe.
§The Provincial Normal School for the training of teachers was established at Truro.
§Acadia Iron and Steel incorporated by statute
§Acadia Marble incorporated by statute
§An act relating to Operators in Electric telegraph offices
§Halifax: An act in respect to erecting a General Hospital
§A committee incorporated by statute to run the Halifax Library
§An act to incorporate the Merchants' Exchange Co.

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