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  1. › wiki › Mrs_JamiesonMrs Jamieson - Wikipedia

    Mrs Jamieson (fl. 1810s), the wife of an Ayr cotton agent, was an enterprising philanthropist who introduced sewed muslin to Ayrshire ca. 1814. Perhaps inspired by Italian Luigi Ruffini, who in 1782 had set up an embroidery school in Edinburgh, she undertook to teach local women the necessary embroidery techniques, allowing them to work as outworkers at the trade.

  2. 1535 – Jacques Cartier renames the Saint Lawrence River in honour of Saint Lawrence on August 10, the feast day of the Roman martyr. Prior to this, the Saint Lawrence River had been known by other names, including Hochelaga River and Canada River; Cartier penetrates far into the interior for the first time, via the river.