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History of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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"King Henry VII of England referred to the land discovered by John Cabot in 1497 as the “New Found Launde.” It’s likely that name Labrador came from Joas Fernandez, the Azorean known as “El llavorador”, an explorer on the Corte-Real’s expedition in 1500. The area of Labrador includes all the northern islands in the region. The province officially became Newfoundland and Labrador in December 2001 when an amendment was made to the Constitution of Canada. "

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  • In St. John's, Newfoundland, three fires (on 12 February 1816, 7 November 1817 and 21 November 1817) drove 2,600 people (of a total population of 10,000) from their homes.

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  • On 9 June 1846, a fire levelled most of what was still a tinderbox. The city of St. John's, Newfoundland, was rebuilt with more stone and firebreaks.

    www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca

  • On 8–9 July 1892 a windswept blaze destroyed the city of St. John's, Newfoundland.

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  • The most deadly structural fire in what is now Canada consumed the Knights of Columbus hostel in St. John's, Newfoundland, on 12 December 1942.
    An arsonist set fire to the building when it was packed with military personnel and their companions. The hostel was a firetrap; doors opened inward, ...Read MORE...


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  • In St. John's, Newfoundland, three fires (on 12 February 1816, 7 November 1817 and 21 November 1817) drove 2,600 people (of a total population of 10,000) from their homes.

    www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca
  • On 9 June 1846, a fire levelled most of what was still a tinderbox. The city of St. John's, Newfoundland, was rebuilt with more stone and firebreaks.

    www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca
  • On 8–9 July 1892 a windswept blaze destroyed the city of St. John's, Newfoundland.

    www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca
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  • The most deadly structural fire in what is now Canada consumed the Knights of Columbus hostel in St. John's, Newfoundland, on 12 December 1942.
    An arsonist set fire to the building when it was packed with military personnel and their companions. The hostel was a firetrap; doors opened inward, ... Read MORE...

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