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4B Sports OverTime

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Published by: Canada Railway Times on Apr 15, 2011
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Date SPORTS OVERTIME
(Rules/playing areas, number of players, game length,equipment, venues and payments for athletes were not thesame in the past. These changed over time.)
COMMUNICATION
(GTR, Grand Trunk Railway now CNR,Canadian National Railway; CPR,Canadian Pacific Railway)
1807
Montreal Curling Club (oldest sporting club in NA) 
1820
Kingston Curling Club
 1811
Postal service to Upper Canada is suchthat "a courier between Montréal and Kingston,U.C., is dispatched once a fortnight throughoutthe year"The mails run between Québec and Montréalevery weekday except Sunday and Friday;between Québec and Halifax once a fortnight;between Québec and Upper Canada twice aweek
 1824
Halifax Curling Club
1825
World¶s first public railway (England)Darlington to Stockton
1827
Toronto Cricket Club
 1828
First Railroad in USA
 1829
Pictou Curling Club
 1830
Liverpool to Manchester RR powered byStephenson¶s ³Rocket´
 1835
First intercity sports competition: Quebec City vsMontreal (Curling). Both teams sleighed to ThreeRivers, took 2 days each way.
 1831
Mail service between Montréal andNiagara, known as the Grand Route, increasesto five times a week,
 1836
Toronto Curling ClubFirst RR in Canada: St. Johns (St. Jean) onRichelieu R. to Laprairie on St. Lawrence R.opposite Montreal
 
1839
First RR in Maritimes: Albion Mines RR, NovaScotia1840
I
n England, the world¶s first government-stamped envelope and letter sheet areintroduced.
1842
Montreal Olympic Club (Games in 1844) 
1841
steamboat mail service between Montréaland Québec
 1843
St. John¶s Nfld Curling Club,Mtl Snowshoe Club, Mtl Cricket Club
 1844
Cricket: Canada vs USA
1845
First published rules for Baseball (New York)
 1849
Railway Guarantee Act
 An Act for Enabling Colonial Legislatures toEstablish Inland Posts
(Gt. Brit. 12 & 13 Vic.,c.66). The legislation provides, among other things, a reduction in postage charges on allletters passing between places within theprovinces or within British North America to auniform rate of three pence per one-half ounce(14 grams). All charges for some newspapersare removed entirely.
 
1850
 
Baseball teams formed in Hamilton, St. Thomas,Guelph Canada West (Ontario)
 1851
The first Canadian stamp, the ThreePenny Beaver, is designed by Sir SandfordFleming.
I
t is one of the world¶s earliestexamples of a pictorial stamp, as opposed tothe customary portrait of the reigning monarch
 1853
First regular steamboat service to Britain fromCanada
1854
Great Western RR Niagara Falls to Windsor,Canada West (Ontario)
 
 
the first mail cars aboard trains
 1855
First recorded British army Rugby game (duringCrimean War),
First Montreal Annual CaledonianGames (Track and Field, valuable prizes)
 
Postage rates on newspapers are abolishedbut are reinstated in 1859.
 1856
Start of large inter-club Bonspiels (Curlingtournaments)
 
GTR opens Toronto. to Montreal, about 12 hourseach way; Sarnia to Toronto opens
delivery of mail between Québec and Windsor is reduced to 49 hours from 10½ days in 1853.
 1857
Baseball rules standardized (New York, 16 Clubsfollow Knickerbocker Club of NY Rules)
 1858
Burlington International Curling (32 Can & USAteams)
 1859
First Toronto vs Montreal sports¶ competitions(Curling,Lacrosse),First English Cricket team tours Canada
I
n April, the principle of prepayment is appliedby the British Post Office to correspondencebetween the United Kingdom and the colonies,including the Province of Canada.Parcel post service is introducedStreet boxes for the day and night reception of letters are first introduced in Toronto.
 1860
W.G. Beers, codifies Lacrosse Rules in Montreal
To encourage the habit of paying for postagebefore sending a letter, the Province of Canadaintroduces pre-stamped envelope
 St. Lawrence R. bridged; GTR from Sarnia toPortland, Maine
.
 
Horse-drawn streetcars in Canadafrom 1860¶s

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