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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 (September)

1 1843 – Sir John A. Macdonald marries Isabella Clark 1900 – Lord Minto opens an irrigation canal from Kimball to Lethbridge in Alberta 1919 – Edward, Prince of Wales, lays cornerstone of Peace Tower in Ottawa 1939 – William Lyon Mackenzie King proclaims the War Measures Act 1961 – Leslie Frost brings in a […]

Today in History (August)

1 1897 – Sir William Fielding brings in a heavy tariff, but with reciprocal provisions 1946 – Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission 1952 – William Bennett sworn in as British Columbia’s 25th Premier 1972 – Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein have their first Watergate article published 2 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bob Rae, 21st Ontario Premier, […]