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Newfoundland


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PlaceTypeAsNotedIn
Gros Morne National Park of Canada Natural Environ
L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
Terra Nova National Park of Canada Natural Environ

Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1858/08/16 Queen Victoria of England Queen of England Queen Victoria's telegram congratulates James Buchanan on becoming President of the United States. The first cable was laid across the floor of the Atlantic from Telegraph Field, Valentia Island in western Ireland to Heart's Content, Newfoundland.
1858/08/16 James Buchanan US President Queen Victoria's telegram congratulates James Buchanan on becoming President of the United States. The first cable was laid across the floor of the Atlantic from Telegraph Field, Valentia Island in western Ireland to Heart's Content, Newfoundland.
1858/08/16 Atlantic Telegraph Company Owner Queen Victoria's telegram congratulates James Buchanan on becoming President of the United States. The first cable was laid across the floor of the Atlantic from Telegraph Field, Valentia Island in western Ireland to Heart's Content, Newfoundland.
1858/09/00 Atlantic Telegraph Company Owner The first telegraph cable across the Atlantic fails after 3 weeks of service. Wildman Whitehouse used too much voltage while trying to improve faster operation of the faulty cable.
1866/00/00 Atlantic Telegraph Company Owner After 5 attempts in 9 years to lay a transatlantic cable, success is achieved with cables laid in 1865 and 1866, reducing communication time between Europe and America from 10 day by steamship to allowing a message and a response in the same day.

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Long Range Mountains Mountain Range

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Particulars for Newfoundland:
Physiographic feature Island




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