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Bill Greenberg is Canada’s most respect political memorabilia historian. Read Bill’s blog to learn more about the history of political memorabilia

Today in History (July)

1 HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA, Greatest Country in the World HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stephen Juba, 41st Winnipeg Mayor 1867 – Sir John A. Macdonald sworn in as Canada’s first Prime Minister 1867 – Sir Charles Tupper conferred the Companionship of the Bath 1867 – Sir George-Etienne Cartier conferred the Companionship of the Bath 1870 – Sir George-Etienne […]

Today in History (June)

2 1847 – Sir John A. Macdonald enters cabinet for the first time 1887 – Edward Blake resigns as Liberal Party leader 1925 – Charles Dunning wins Saskatchewan election 1933 – Franklin Roosevelt authorizes building of first swimming pool in White House 1944 – Dwight Eisenhower meets with General Montgomery in Portsmouth 1975 – Nelson […]

Today in History (May)

1 1896 – Sir Charles Tupper sworn in as Canada’s 6th Prime Minister 1962 – John Kennedy authorizes Area Redevelopment Act 1937 – Franklin Roosevelt signs Act of Neutrality 1985 – Ronald Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua 2003 – George W. Bush gives “Mission Accomplished” speech 2 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Belinda Stronach, former Canadian Cabinet Minister […]

Today in History (April)

1 1949 – Louis St. Laurent give speech welcoming Newfoundland into Canada 1954 – William Lyon Mackenzie King’s family homestead becomes a National Historic Park 1970 – Richard Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertising 1981 – April Fools hoax video aired indicating threat to Ronald Reagan 1983 – Bill Bennett’s government sees it’s spending mandate […]

Today in History (February)

1 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Louis St. Laurent, Canada’s 12th Prime Minister 1897 – Lady Aberdeen moves forward with creation of Victorian Order of Nurses 1968 – Richard Nixon announces candidacy for President 2005 – Ernie Eves resigns seat in Ontario legislature 2013 – John Kerry becomes US Secretary of State 2 1897 – Lady Aberdeen begins […]

Today in History (January)

1 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Francis Bond Head, 6th Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada HAPPY BIRTHDAY Barry Goldwater, former US Senator 1776 – George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag 1861 – Abraham Lincoln declares slavery in Confederate states unlawful 1863 – Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation 1976 – John Diefenbaker appointed a Companion of Honour by […]

Today in History (December)

1 1824 – House of Representatives begins process that made John Quincy Adams president 1943 – Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill & Joseph Stalin agree to Operation Overlord (D-Day) 1975 – Gerald Ford visits China 1978 – Jimmy Carter more than doubles national park system 1994 – Lucien Bouchard struck by flesh eating disease 1996 – […]

Today in History (November)

1 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ralph Klein, 12th Alberta Premier 1838 – Lord Durham sails for London to report on the state of the Canadas 1893 – Statue of Sir John A. Macdonald unveiled at Gore Park 1902 – Lord Minto receives first “world circulating telegraph message” 1913 – Woodrow Wilson demands that Mexican dictator Huerta resign […]

Today in History (October)

1 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jimmy Carter, 39th US President HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sam Yorty, 37th Los Angeles Mayor 1864 – Abraham Lincoln substitute, John Staples, paid $500 1869 – George Desbarats accepts Sir John A. Macdonald’s offer to become first Queen’s Printer of Canada 1909 – Earl Grey lays cornerstone of Alberta’s legislature 1974 – Watergate cover-up […]