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This day in our history
Provided by the Fort Erie Museum

1814 - The British begin an assault on Historic Fort Erie at 2 a.m. They are driven back with heavy losses. (Donald E. Graves, “William Drummond and the Battle of Fort Erie”, Canadian Military History, v.1, n.1/2, (Autumn 1992), pg. 39)

1905 - High winds and loss of the rudder cause the steamer Idlewild to pitch and toss in Lake Erie with 200 women and children aboard. The five hour ordeal resulted in no injuries. (New York Times, Aug. 16, 1905)

1948 - Closing day of the four-day Veterans International Peace Encampment. This event was co-sponsored by the Canadian and American Legions. (FEHM Files)



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