Saturday, October 20, 2012

This Day in History October 20, 1818

By Bourrichon - fr:Bourrichon [CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

I was unaware of this treaty although a Washingtonian  like me should have known about it!  On this date in 1818, the U.S. signed a treaty that allowed the U.S. to have everything in Oregon country below the 49th Parallel.  Canada/Britain had everything above that point.  And I suppose if this hadn't happened, maybe Washington wouldn't have been part of the U.S.  I'm so glad we are!

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1 comment:

  1. That is really interesting! I just love your day in history posts. =)


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