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Note from Lorie: Lord Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941) was a British general who became a national hero during the Boer War of 1899-1900. His book, A Guide to Scouting, was published in 1908 and became a bestseller. Although initially meant for military training purposes, Baden-Powell felt his book could be used to help young boys live more meaningful lives. This led to the creation of the Scout and Guide movements. (Source – Biography Online)

February 26, 1821 – The Quebec Gazette
A comet was distinctly visible on Saturday night, in a north-westerly direction from this city – the tail was large but the light faint.
Note from Lorie: The parabolic comet C/1821 B1 (Nicollet-Pons), identified in 1821, was most likely the comet referenced in this notice. (Source –