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Bill Greenberg covers the scope of American history in his blog on political memorabilia, political collectibles, and rare political books.

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)

30 HAPPY BIRTHDAY John Crosbie, 80th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador HAPPY BIRTHDAY Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd US President HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sterling Lyon, 17th Premier of Manitoba HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dick Cheney, 46th US Vice President 1839 – Lord Durham completes his Report on the Affairs of British North America 1946 – The first issue of […]

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)

3 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michael Dukakis, former MA Governor, Democratic presidential nominee 1783 – George Washington orders Continental Army disbanded 1873 – Sir John A. Macdonald gives 5 hour speech in defence of himself on Pacific Scandal 1904 – Sir Wilfrid Laurier wins 10th federal election 1927 – William Lyon Mackenzie King makes first transatlantic phone […]

Today in History (September)

4 HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Thomas Eagleton, US Senator from MO 1880 – Sir John A. Macdonald signs agreement with CPR Syndicate 1946 – Louis St. Laurent appointed Minister of External Affairs 1951 – Harry Truman participates in first transcontinental TV broadcast 1951 – Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference 1984 – Brian […]