Quebec - Did you know?It is said that on the stroke of midnight, farm animals acquired the marvellous and unusual gift of speech. Oxen, cows, horses, pigs, and poultry began to speak to one another and to exchange strange secrets about humans, particularly their masters. Bad luck, the risk of being struck dumb or, worse still, even death came to those who tried to spy on them. This belief was prevalent not only in France but also in Francophone Canada. Another belief says that at midnight, farm cattle kneel in the stable to worship the Infant Jesus. It is clear that these two beliefs are closely linked to the even older one that Jesus was born at midnight.
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Louise Manitouakikoué was born abt. 1621
in , Canada.
was the child of
She married Pierre Artault (Arteau)
in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) (New France)
The couple had (at least) 1 child.
Pierre Artault (Arteau)
was born abt. 1630
in , France
He died bef. 1678
in Champlain, Québec, Canada
Louise Manitouakikoué died 16 February 1704
in Champlain, Québec, Canada .
1625: Arrival of the Jesuits in Quebec. Jesuits begin missionary work among the Indians in the Québec area. Jean de Brébeuf founds missions in Huronia, near Georgian Bay. fccs.ok.ubc.ca/ about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -
1627 - The Company of One Hundred Associates (a.k.a. the Company of New France) is given a fur monopoly and title to all lands claimed by New France (April 29). In exchange, they are to establish a French colony of 4000 by 1643, which they fail to do
1629-1631: Quebec is in English hands, and most settlers return to France. The adventurer David Kirke takes Québec for Britain (July 19, 1629). fccs.ok.ubc.ca/ about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -
1632 - The Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye enables France to regain possession of Canada.
1660 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and about sixty others withstand an attack by over 500 Iroquois at Long Sault (May). It is traditionally said that the small party fights so well that the Iroquois decide not to attack Montréal.
1666 - Isaac Newton discovers gravity "...According to the well-known story, it was on seeing an apple fall in his orchard at some time during 1665 or 1666 that Newton conceived that the same force governed the motion of the Moon and the ...Read MORE...
1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants.
1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several...Read MORE...
1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is founded by royal charter and, underwritten by a group of English merchants, is granted trade rights over Rupert's Land -- i.e., all territory draining into Hudson Bay (May 2).
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