1994: A farmer's five billion year old meteorite
The cold, black stone weighs 2.3 kilograms and is believed to be approximately five billion years old. CBC News has this report on how the stone fell through the atmosphere and produced the spectacular and historic meteor shower.
• Scientists started to keep track of the number of meteorite showers in Canada in 1887. The St-Robert meteorite was the 12th recorded Canadian fall.
• It is believed that hundreds of fragments of the St-Robert meteorite fell to the earth. Only 20 pieces have been found.
Also on June 14:
• 1617: Canada's first family arrives at Tadoussac in New France (Quebec). Louis Hébert, his wife and their three children. Hébert would become Canada's first doctor and herbalist.
• 1919: British pilots John William Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown take off from St. John's, N.L.on the first non-stop transatlantic flight. They land in a peat bog on the west coast of Ireland after flying about 3,100 kilometres in just over 16 hours. Their plane is a modified twin-engine Vickers Vimy IV.
• 1937: CBC's "The Happy Gang" debuts, beginning a 22-year run on daytime radio of nearly 4,900 shows.
Program: Prime Time News
Broadcast Date: June 14, 1994
Guest(s): Pierre Chastenay, Daniel Forcier, Stephane Forcier, Michel Plante, Blythe Robertson
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Kevin Tibbles
Last updated: January 31, 2012
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
All Clips from this Topic
When the Soviet Union sends a female cosmonaut into orbit in 1963, obs...
Razzle Dazzle asks: Do you think it would be fun and interesting to be...
The world is waiting to learn where a large research satellite will re...
NASA's first ever space shuttle makes a spectacular launch into orbit ...
Astronomer and author Dr. Carl Sagan discusses the age-old question of...
In 1993, CBC's The Fifth Estate talks to Hadfield and his family membe...
Dr. Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman and the second Canadian as...
Cosmos 954 creates radioactive waste and political uproar.
Montreal native Julie Payette becomes the first Canadian to join an In...
People across Ontario, Quebec and the northern United States see the g...