MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de Lesseps (1805 – 1894) was a French diplomat and developer of the Suez Canal, which in 1869 joined the Mediterranean and Red seas. His attempt to repeat this success with a Panama Canal in the 1880s was devastated by epidemics of malaria and yellow fever, and was beset by financial problems. Eventually, the project was completed by the United States, which solved the medical problems and changed the design to a non-sea level canal with locks. It was completed in 1914. Source: Wikipedia

December 12, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
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