Monday, October 16, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1946 - Floral, Saskatchewan's Gordie Howe plays in his first NHL game, and scores his first goal as a Detroit Red Wing; against the Toronto Maple Leafs.



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Friday, October 13, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1909 - Ontario Provincial Police established by Order-in-Council.


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1957 - Lester Bowles Pearson awarded Nobel Peace Prize for his establishment of a United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt to solve the Suez Crisis and halt the Israeli-British-French invasion.



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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History.... 

1972 - 
First WHA games played; the Québec Nordiques play their first World Hockey Association game, losing 2-0 to the Cleveland Crusaders; takes place in the Québec Colisée arena; the other game, in the Ottawa Civic Centre, the Alberta Oilers win 7-4 over the Ottawa Nationals.


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1903 - Henry Ford starts production at Walkerville, Ontario; makes 117 cars in first year.



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Friday, October 06, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1927 - Canadian born film producers, the Warner Brothers, premiere the world's first talking film, The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson; not a true talkie, with only 291 spoken words, but the first to integrate sound and dialogue into a story through the Vitaphone disk process.



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Thursday, October 05, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1786 - Prince William IV becomes the first member of the Royal Family to visit Halifax; the 21 year old is known as 'Coconut Head' to his fellow Navy officers; he has a reputation for 'wenching'.



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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....   

1982 - Laurie Skreslet reaches the top of 8,848 m (29,002 ft) Mt. Everest; Calgary native the first Canadian to achieve this goal.



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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....                             

1986 - Ground-breaking ceremonies held for SkyDome, Toronto's 56,000 seat stadium built on vacant railway land on Front Street.



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Monday, October 02, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1758 - Charles Lawrence convenes the first meeting of the Nova Scotia Legislature in the Halifax Court House; this is the first elected Parliament in Canadian history.


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Friday, September 29, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1988 - Carolyn Waldo wins a gold medal in synchronized swimming at the 24th Olympiad in Seoul. Two days later she will wins another gold in the duet competition with Michelle Cameron, becoming the first Canadian female to win two gold medals at a summer Olympics competition.



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Thursday, September 28, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1959 - Last regularly scheduled CPR steam train leaves Ottawa's Union Station.



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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1990 - Canada Packers (60%) and John Labatt (40%) merge into Maple Leaf-Ogilvie; operate Country Style Doughnuts and Buns Master franchises.



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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1904 - Albert Henry George, Earl Grey appointed Governor-General of Canada; serves from December 10, 1904 to October 12, 1911. An MP and former administrator of Rhodesia, Grey was a strong believer in the Empire and promoted imperial loyalty in his speeches. In 1909, he donated the Grey Cup to the championship of Canadian football.



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Monday, September 25, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1956 - Canadian Overseas Telephone Company, the British Post Office and American Telephone & Telegraph open the first direct dial transatlantic calling service with an exchange of greetings between London, Ottawa and New York. The new $42 million cable from Oban, Scotland, jointly owned by the three firms, consists of two lines laid 30 km apart on the ocean floor.



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Friday, September 22, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1967 - Expo 67 breaks attendance record of 42,973,561 set at the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels.

As an aside, in 1979, the aging grounds of Expo 67 and "Man and His World" made an appearance on the science fiction series "Battlestar Galactica", episode, "Greetings From Earth"



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Thursday, September 21, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1992 - The new Ottawa Senators hockey team play their first home exhibition game in the Civic Centre; lose 4-3 in overtime to the Washington Capitals. Ottawa is finally back in the NHL after 58 years.



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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1984 - Pope John Paul II holds huge outdoor mass on LeBreton flats in Ottawa before returning to Vatican; on papal visit to Canada.


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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History...               

1969 - Federal Government to reorganize Canadian Armed Forces; 50% cut in NATO manpower; retirement of aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure. She served in the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Forces Maritime Command from 1957 to 1970 and was the last aircraft carrier to serve Canada.

Editorial Note: My late uncle, Bernie Dubois, served aboard the HMCS Bonaventure for many years, until it's decommission.


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Monday, September 18, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1980 - Terry Fox invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada. The one-legged cancer victim whose marathon run across Canada raised millions of dollars for cancer research is the youngest so honoured.


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Friday, September 15, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....                  

1957 - Ottawa singer Paul Anka's hit single 'Diana' stays at #1 on the pop music charts.


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Thursday, September 14, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1535 - Jacques Cartier reaches the Iroquois village of Stadacona [Quebec] on his second voyage; greeted with Iroquois word 'Kanata' or 'Cantha;' meaning 'settlement of huts'; first recorded use of name.


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1981 - 800 Canadian communities participate in the first Terry Fox 10k Run to raise money for cancer research. One year earlier, the 23 year old Fox was forced to end his Marathon of Hope in Thunder Bay, when the cancer that took his leg spread to his lungs. 


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1957 - Canada and the United States form North American Air Defence Command (NORAD) to coordinate air defence of the Continent, based in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado


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Monday, September 11, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....  
  
2001 - Among the 2,997 victims of the terrorists who perpetrated the horror that was 9/11, were 25 Canadians who perished in the attacks, fire and subsequent collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers....


Michael Arczynski (Montreal)    
Garnet Bailey (Lloydminster)
David Barkway (Toronto)
Ken Basnicki (Toronto)
Joseph Collison (Toronto)
Cynthia Connolly (Montreal)
Arron Dack (Toronto)
Frank Doyle (Ste. Adele, QC)
Michael Egan (Winnipeg)
Christine Egan (Winnipeg)
Albert Elmarry (Toronto)
Meredith Ewart (Montreal)
Peter Feidelberg (Montreal)
Alexander Filipov (Regina)
Ralph Gerhardt (Toronto)
Stuart Lee (Toronto)
Mark Ludvigsen (New Brunswick)
Bernard Mascarenhas (Newmarket)
Colin McArthur (Montreal)
Michel Pelletier (Montreal)
Donald Robson (Toronto)
Ruffino Santos (Vancouver)
Vladimir Tomasevic (Toronto)
Chantal Vincelli (Toronto)
Deborah Williams (Montreal) 



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