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 – […]