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Oct 23, 2023
In 1239, in England, the main cathedral at Wells, begun in 1186, was consecrated. The most striking interior feature of the cathedral are the inverted arches (14th century) by which the piers of the tower are strengthened.
In 1385, in Germany, the University of Heidelberg was founded under Pope Urban VI as a college of the Cistercian order. Among its faculties today are theology, law, medicine and philosophy.
In 1707, the first Parliament of Great Britain, created by the Acts of Union between England and Scotland, held its first meeting.
In 1837, a meeting at St-Charles, Que., marked the beginning of the Rebellion of 1837 in Lower Canada.
In 1847, telegraph service was opened from Montreal to Albany and New York.