Monday, July 30, 2018

On This Day In Canadian History.... 

1684 - 
Governor Joseph-Antoine de La Barre leaves Montreal with 1,200 soldiers to battle the Iroquois; disastrous campaign leads to his recall in 1685

Friday, July 27, 2018

On This Day In Canadian History.... 

1921 - 
Frederick Banting first isolates insulin from the pancreatic duct of a dog; assisted by colleagues J. J. R. Macleod, Charles Best , and Bertram Collip at the University of Toronto; in January 1922, they administer insulin to 14 year old Leonard Thompson, and prove it an effective lifesaving treatment for diabetes in humans; in 1923, Banting and Macleod will be the first Canadians to win a Nobel Prize (they will share the award with Best and Collip); Banting does not patent the process, but assigns the rights to the University of Toronto, who will manufacture it through Connaught Laboratories.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

On This Day In Canadian History.... 

1995 - John Labatt Ltd. sold to Belgian brewer lnterbrew SA, completing a takeover valued at C$2.7 billion; deal makes lnterbrew the world's third- largest brewery. 

In 2004, Interbrew merged with Brazilian brewer AmBev to form InBev, which at the time became the largest brewer in the world by volume, with a 13% global market share. 

In 2008, InBev further merged with American brewer Anheuser-Busch to form Anheuser-Busch InBev (abbreviated AB InBev).

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

On This Day In Canadian History.... 

1911 - 
Bobby Leach survives drop over Niagara Falls in a steel barrel; spends 23 weeks in hospital recovering from injuries.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

On This Day In Canadian History.... 

1775 - Guy Carleton, Lord Dorchester conscripts 6,000 French Canadians to fight off the potential American invasion.

1788 - Guy Carleton, Lord Dorchester divides Upper Canada into four judicial districts: Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nassau, and Hesse; judge and sheriff appointed for each.