Saturday, 7 January 2017

Google celebrates birthday of Sir Sandford Fleming

Today, 7 January 2017, Google's Canadian site is displaying this graphic to recognize the 190th anniversary of the birth of surveyor, draftsman, engineer, office holder, and college chancellor Sir Sandford Fleming.
Emigrating to Canada in 1845 he is another example of the Scots who built this county. The graphic recognizes his role in promoting railways and in the adoption of standard time zones.
Fleming is buried in Ottawa's Beechwood Cemetery.

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