Daily Archives: August 17, 2012

1812 in 2012 at Navy Pier

Always a historic event in the city, the Chicago Air and Water Show returns for its 54th year this weekend (with North Avenue Beach serving as the focal point of the action). Further south though, a historic event of another … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Naval Museum to host War of 1812 lecture

Lake County, Illinois, news and video In honor of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Great Lakes Naval Museum will be hosting a free, public lecture on Illinois and the War of 1812 on Saturday, Aug. 18 at … Continue reading

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Canada to finally award ‘battle honours’ to War of 1812 soldiers

The Windsor Star By Randy Boswell, Central Desk August 16, 2012 A painting shows soldiers in formation at the Battle of Crysler’s Farm, south of present-day Ottawa. The battle, which took place on Nov. 11, 1813, was key to thwarting … Continue reading

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