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Today in History (March)


1912 – Edward Blake passed away

1914 – Gilbert, 8th Earl of Minto, passed away

1936 – The Herbert Hoover Dam is completed

1945 – Franklin Roosevelt announces success of Yalta conference

1961 – John Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps

1971 – Bill Davis sworn in as Ontario Premier

1974 – 7 of Richard Nixon’s aids are indicted

1980 – Jimmy Carter enacts the Crude Oil Windfall Profit Tax Act

1981 – Marc Lalonde subsidizes oil imports to counter Alberta production cut

2004 – Paul Martin fires VIA Chairman, Jean Pelletier, over Sponsorship Scandal

2009 – Stephen Harper tells US TV interview, “we are not going to ever defeat the insurgency,” in Afghanistan

2014 – Barack Obama warns Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine


1903 – Martha Washington Hotel open in NYC

1962 – John Kennedy announces resumption of above ground nuclear testing

1974 – Grand Jury concludes Richard Nixon involved in Watergate

1977 – Peter Pocklington becomes sole owner of Edmonton Oilers


1863 – Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences

1871 – Terms of BC confederation, negotiated by George-Etienne Cartier, accepted by Parliamen

1962 – Cairine Wilson passed away

1980 – Pierre Trudeau sworn in as Prime Minister for the second time

1992 – George H. W. Bush apologizes for breaking his “no new taxes” promise

2004 – Former Jean Chretien aide, Jean Carle, is linked to Sponsorship Scandal

2009 – Gilbert Parent passed away


1791 – George Washington calls the US Senate into it’s first session

1793 – George Washington’s second inauguration

1825 – John Quincy Adams inaugurated

1861 – Abraham Lincoln inaugurated

1861 – Abraham Lincoln opens Government Printing Office

1865 – Samuel Leonard Tilley defeated in New Brunswick election

1865 – Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration

1929 – Herbert Hoover inaugurated

1933 – Franklin Roosevelt inaugurated for the first time

1933 – Franklin Roosevelt closes banks and stock exchanges

1961 – John Diefenbaker begins 3 day tour of Ireland

1968 – Lester Pearson suspends relations with Gabon

1971 – Pierre Trudeau marries Margaret Sinclair

1989 – Ed Broadbent announces resignation as NDP Leader

1997 – Bill Clinton bans federal funding for human cloning research

2007 – Thomas Eagleton passed away


1891 – Sir John A. Macdonald wins general election

1933 – Franklin Roosevelt proclaims 10 day bank holiday

1945 – Dwight Eisenhower, George Patton & Alexander Patch meet in Luneville

1976 – Pierre Trudeau says federal government can move unilaterally to change constitution

2004 – Paul Martin fires Via President, Marc Lefrancois over sponsership scandal


1839 – Sir Francis Bond Head praises black citizens for their loyalty during rebellions

1865 – Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural ball

1880 – The Marquis of Lorne helps found the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts

1933 – Franklin Roosevelt declares a nationwide bank holiday

1957 – Supreme Court nullifies Maurice Duplessis’ Padlock Law

1960 – National Library puts on a display of Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s papers & memorabilia

1991 – George H. W. Bush announces of Iraq, that, “aggression is defeated. The war is over”

2004 – Sheila Copps loses Hamilton East-Stoney Creek Liberal nomination

2016 – Nancy Reagan passed away


1866 – Sir George-Etienne Cartier puts 10,000 militia on alert over fear of Fenian raids

1934 – Lord Aberdeen passed away

1968 – Paul Martin says Canada will participate with US in developing airborne radar system

1977 – Jimmy Carter meets with Yitzhak Rabin


1871 – Sir John A. Macdonald invited by Britain to join team that negotiated Treaty of Washington

1952 – Ronald Reagan marries Nancy Davis

1954 – Louis St. Laurent visits Canadian Brigade in Korea

1961 – John Diefenbaker attends 9 day Commonwealth Prime Ministers conference

1973 – World’s longest tunnel, the Dwight Eisenhower Tunnel, opens

1983 – Ronald Reagan first uses term, “Evil Empire” with regards to the Soviet Union

1990 – Michael Wilson gets budget through House of Commons


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ben Mulroney, former Prime Minister’s son

1873 – Sir John A. Macdonald proposes establishment of Mounted Police Force for Northwest Territories

1933 – Franklin Roosevelt calls Congress into special session, beginning the “100 days”

1970 – Pierre Trudeau opens first Arctic Games

1988 – Ronald Reagan presides over unveiling of Knute Rockne stamp

1989 – George H. W. Bush’s nominee for Defence Secretary is rejected by the Senate

2004 – Belinda Stronach wins Conservative nomination in Newmarket-Aurora

2004 – Sheila Copps files appeal of her Liberal nomination loss

2015 – Barack Obama signs executive order declaring Venezuela a national security threat


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kim Campbell, Canada’s 19th Prime Minister

1849 – Abraham Lincoln applies for patent on device to lift boats over shoals and obstructions

1981 – Ronald Reagan arrives in Ottawa for official state visit

1982 – Ronald Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya

1991 – Robert Bourassa declares that Canada is the best choice for Quebec

1996 – Rudy Giuliani visits Israel


1935 – Bank of Canada issues $500 note with Sir John A. Macdonald’s portrait

1935 – Bank of Canada issues $1000 note with Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s portrait

1941 – Franklin Roosevelt signs Lend-Lease

1981 – While in Ottawa, Ronald Reagan agrees to ease social security eligibility

1987 – Brian Mulroney meets with Premiers to brief them on free trade talks

1997 – Ralph Klein wins 8th straight majority for Alberta Progressive Conservative Party


1878 – Sir John A. Macdonald moves his “National Policy” in the House of Commons

1933 – Franklin Roosevelt conducts first “fireside chat”

1947 – Harry Truman introduces “Truman Doctrine”

2006 – Stephen Harper visits Kandahar Province, giving a speech to troops


1953 – USSR vetoes Lester Pearson as UN Secretary General

1961 – John Kennedy sets up the Alliance for Progress

1974 – Jean Chretien bans off-shore drilling in Beaufort Sea

1991 – Brian Mulroney signs Air Quality Agreement with US President

1991 – George H. W. Bush signs Air Quality Agreement with Canadian Prime Minister

2013 – David Johnston approves a new badge for Royal Canadian Air Force


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michael Ford, son of former President

1879 – Samuel Leonard Tilley brings in 25% tariff on US goods

1959 – John Diefenbaker rejects Newfoundlands request for inquiry into labour problems

1967 – John Kennedy moved from temporary grave to permanent memorial

1979 – Peter Lougheed leads Alberta Progressive Conservative Party to 3rd straight majority

1997 – Quebec City Chamber of Commerce purchases Jacques Parizeau’s home as official residence


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lady Aberdeen, wife of former Governor General

1783 – George Washington asks his officers to not support Newburgh Conspiracy

1995 – Gerald Regan charged with child abuse and sex crimes

1997 – Gilles Duceppe elected leader of Bloc Quebecois

2000 – Stephane Dion sees his Clarity Act pass through House of Commons


1855 – George-Etienne Cartier passes Militia Act

1955 – Dwight Eisenhower upholds use of nuclear weapons in case of war

1964 – Lyndon Johnson asks Congress to pass Economic Opportunity Act

1968 – Robert Kennedy announces presidential campaign

1971 – Thomas Dewey passed away

1977 – Jacques Parizeau abolishes provincial Anti-Inflation Board

1977 – Jimmy Carter pleads for a Palestinian home land

1990 – Brian Mulroney signs 10 bilateral agreements with Mexico

2016 – Barack Obama nominates Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court


1776 – George Washington seizes Dorchester Heights in night attack

1905 – Franklin Roosevelt marries Eleanor Roosevelt

1908 – Sir Wilfrid Laurier creates National Battlefields Commission

1960 – Dwight Eisenhower forms anti-Fidel Castro exile army

1985 – Brian Mulroney hosts Shamrock Summit with US President

1985 – Ronald Reagan attends Shamrock Summit with Canadian Prime Minister

2003 – Jean Chretien announces Canada will not join coalition against Iraq

2003 – George W. Bush gives Saddam Hussein and his sons 48 hours to leave Iraq


1959 – Dwight Eisenhower signs Hawaii Statehood Bill

1969 – John Bracken passed away

1986 – Brian Mulroney comes to agreement with US President to fight acid rain

1986 – Ronald Reagan comes to agreement with Canadian Prime Minister to fight acid rain

2006 – Paul Martin resigns leadership of Liberal Party


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lloyd Francis, 30th Speaker of the House of Commons

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Earl Warren, 30th Governor of California, 14th Chief Justice of Supreme Court

1942 – Franklin Roosevelt orders men between 45 and 64 to register for non-military duty

1973 – Richard Nixon is told, “There is a cancer growing on the presidency”

1981 – Bill Davis & Ontario Progressive Conservative Party win election

1988 – Jacques Parizeau wins leadership of Parti Quebecois

1990 – Brian Mulroney forgives $182 million in Caribbean debt

2004 – Mitchell Sharp passed away

2011 – Stephen Harper attends meeting in Paris to discuss Middle East


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Brian Mulroney, Canada’s 18th Prime Minister

1910 – William Fielding meets with US President to discuss reciprocity

1939 – William Lyon Mackenzie King tells Parliament that an attack on Britain is an attack on the Commonwealth

1965 – Peter Lougheed elected leader of Alberta Progressive Conservative Party

1968 – Lyndon Johnson signs bill removing gold backing of US paper currency

1969 – Richard Nixon vows to end Vietnam War by 1970

1989 – Don Getty and the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party win election

1990 – Joe Clark says Canada will open High Commission in Namibia

1990 – Pierre Trudeau publishes book of anti-Meech Lake Accord speeches

2002 – Stephen Harper wins leadership of Canadian Alliance

2004 – Stephen Harper wins leadership of Conservative Party

2016 – Barack Obama becomes first President to visit Cuba in 88 years


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ed Broadbent, 3rd leader New Democratic Party

1871 – Edward Blake and the Ontario Liberal Party win election

1917 – Robert Borden attends Imperial War Conference

1944 – Dwight Eisenhower delays invasion of south of France until after Normandy

1947 – Harry Truman signs Executive Order requiring federal employees have allegiance to US

1980 – J.R. Ewing is shot

1997 – John Savage announces his resignation

2014 – Supreme Court rejects Stephen Harper’s latest nominee


1933 – Franklin Roosevelt legalizes wine and beer with up to 3.2% alcohol

1988 – Ronald Reagan’s veto of civil rights legislation is overridden by Congress

1990 – Brian Mulroney says he is optimistic Meech Lake Accord can be saved

2004 – Stephen Harper appoints a deputy leader of Conservative Party of Canada

2004 – Peter MacKay appointed deputy leader of Conservative Party of Canada

2004 – Paul Martin announces aid package for farmers affected by mad cow disease


1962 – John Kennedy visits San Francisco

1983 – Ronald Reagan releases Strategic Defence Initiative details

2001 – Preston Manning announces retirement from politics

2002 – Ernie Eves wins leadership of Ontario Progressive Conservative Party

2005 – Paul Martin signs Security and Prosperity Partnership for North America with Mexican and US Presidents

2005 – George W. Bush signs Security and Prosperity Partnership for North American with Mexican President & Canadian Prime Minister

2011 – Stephen Harper repeals “faint hope” clause on early parole


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Thomas Dewey, 47th Governor of New York

1838 – Francis Bond Head heads for England after term as Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada

1865 – Sir John A. Macdonald leaves for England to discuss union of British North America

1945 – Dwight Eisenhower meets with Bernard Montgomery & Omar Bradley

1964 – John Kennedy half dollar issued

1965 – Robert Kennedy climbs to summit of Mount Kennedy

1969 – Pierre Trudeau begins two day visit to Washington

1972 – Joey Smallwood loses Newfoundland election

1981 – Pierre Trudeau’s constitutional package held up by filibuster in House

2005 – Paul Martin makes 9 Senate appointments

2010 – Shawn Graham announces failure of sale of NB Power to Hydro-Quebec


1776 – George Washington granted medal by Continental Congress

1957 – Louis St. Laurent begins two days of meetings with British Prime Minister

1964 – Britain sets memorial for John Kennedy

1996 – Jean Chretien wins 5 bye-elections

2011 – Stephen Harper’s government loses non-confidence vote


1940 – William Lyon Mackenzie King and the Liberal Party win federal election

1945 – Dwight Eisenhower with George Patton & Omar Bradley, attack Remagen the Rhine

1951 – Harry Truman officially adopts United States Air Force flag

1956 – Louis St. Laurent meets with US and Mexican Presidents

1956 – Dwight Eisenhower meets with Canadian Prime Minister & Mexican President

1964 – Paul Hellyer announces merging of army, navy and air force

1975 – Peter Lougheed and Alberta Progressive Conservative Party win Alberta election

1985 – Brian Mulroney announces end of National Energy Program

1987 – Sheila Copps becomes first MP to give birth while in office

1990 – Brian Mulroney sends Meech Lake Accord to all party committee

1996 – Edmund Muskie passed away

2007 – Jean Charest and Quebec Liberal Party win general election

2011 – Geraldine Ferraro passed away


1935 – Lord Tweedsmuir appointed Governor General of Canada

1945 – Dwight Eisenhower declares German defences on Western Front to be broken

1998 – Jean Charest announces he will seek leadership of Quebec Liberal Party


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Edmund Muskie, former US Senator, 58th US Secretary of State

1843 – Sir John A. Macdonald elected Alderman in Kingston

1969 – Dwight Eisenhower passed away

1990 – George H. W. Bush awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Medal of Honor

1991 – Joe Clark announces External Affairs will operate Radio Canada International


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Eugene McCarthy, former US Senator

1867 – Abraham Lincoln memorial approved by Congress

1909 – George Foster introduces Commons resolution to establish Canadian Naval Service

1990 – Lucien Bouchard releases green paper on the environment

1991 – Bill Vander Zalm announces he’s stepping down as BC Premier

2012 – Jim Flaherty tables budget

2013 – Ralph Klein passed away


1838 – Lord Durham appointed Governor General of Canada

1864 – Sir John A. Macdonald forms new government

1939 – William Lyon Mackenzie King says will not conscript men for military service

1964 – John Glenn withdraws from Ohio Senate race

1981 – Ronald Reagan shot


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Al Gore, 45th US Vice-President

HAPPY BIRTHDAY David Eisenhower, first grandson/son-in-law

1949 – Joey Smallwood becomes first Premier of Province of Newfoundland

1958 – John Diefenbaker wins federal election

1968 – Lyndon Johnson announces he will not seek re-election

1980 – Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry

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Today in History (December)


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 – Dalton McGuinty elected leader Ontario Liberal Party


1893 – Lord Aberdeen opens Royal Victoria Hospital

1942 – William Lyon Mackenzie King proposes new world order based on human rights and universal rule of law

1963 – Queen Elizabeth II phones Lester Pearson via COMPAC

1968 – Richard Nixon names Henry Kissinger as security advisor

1985 – Robert Bourassa and the Quebec Liberal Party win election

1989 – Audrey McLaughlin wins NDP leadership

1996 – Lucien Bouchard sworn in as Quebec’s 27th Premier

2006 – Stephane Dion elected leader Liberal Party of Canada

2006 – Ed Stelmach elected leader of Alberta PC party

2009 – Stephen Harper arrives on first visit to China

2016 – Donald Trump takes a call from Taiwan’s President


1953 – Dwight Eisenhower criticizes Joe McCarthy over allegations of Communists in party

1971 – Richard Nixon commutes Jimmy Hoffa’s sentence

1989 – George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev declare cold war over

2009 – Stephen Harper begins a 4 day visit to China

2015 – William Bennett passes away


1783 – George Washington bids farewell to officers at Fraunce’s Tavern in New York City

1837 – Francis Bond Head puts family on steamer to protect against rebels

1918 – Woodrow Wilson sets sail for Versailles becoming first President to travel outside US while in office

1933 – Franklin Roosevelt creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration

1942 – Franklin Roosevelt orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration

1943 – Franklin Roosevelt meets with Winston Churchill & Ismet Inonu in Cairo

1972 – David Crombie and his Civic Action Party win Toronto elections

1973 – Pierre Trudeau passes law outlawing electronic surveillance

1974 – Pierre Trudeau visits Washington

1981 – Ronald Reagan’s executive order allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence

1985 – Ronald Reagan appoints John Poindexter as security advisor

1992 – George H. W. Bush orders U.S. troops to Somalia

1995 – Brian Tobin signs UN treaty on migrating fish stocks

2008 – Stephen Harper asks Governor General to prorogue parliament to prevent coalition


1792 – George Washington re-elected as President

1831 – Former President John Quincy Adams takes seat in House of Representatives

1912 – Sir Robert Borden’s government introduces Naval Aid Bill

1912 – Sir Robert Borden proposes gift to Britain to assist with rearmament

1946 – Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights

1992 – Ralph Klein elected leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party

2003 – Jean Charest spearheads formation of Council of the Federation


1862 – Abraham Lincoln orders hanging of 39 Santee Sioux indians

1921 – William Lyon Mackenzie King and the Liberal Party win election

1921 – Arthur Meighen loses seat in House of Commons

1928 – William Lyon Mackenzie King appoints Royal Commission on Radio Broadcasting

1973 – Pierre Trudeau announces creation of Petro Canada

1973 – Gerald Ford sworn in as first un-elected Vice President

1975 – Bob Dole marries Elizabeth Hanford

1982 – Ted Kennedy and Joan Kennedy get divorced

1994 – Jacques Parizeau sets groundwork for referendum on separation


1837 – Francis Bond Head orders military to Montgomery’s Tavern in Toronto

1943 – Franklin Roosevelt returns to US after Cairo meeting

1944 – William Lyon Mackenzie King wins confidence vote over conscription

1978 – Ed Schreyer appointed Governor General of Canada

1980 – Rene Levesque calls constitutional repatriation a coup d’etat by a dictator

2015 – Donald Trump proposes banning all Muslims from entering the US


1776 – George Washington retreats across the Delaware River in New Jersey

1837 – Sir Francis Bond Head orders confrontation with rebels south of Hamilton

1863 – Abraham Lincoln issues Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Southern Reconstruction

1941 – Franklin Roosevelt delivers “Day of Infamy” speech to Congress

1953 – John Diefenbaker marries Olive Palmer

1953 – Dwight Eisenhower gives “Atoms for Peace” speech to the United Nations

1959 – Dwight Eisenhower watches cricket match while at Karachi

1970 – John Robarts announces resignation as Ontario Premier

1987 – Ronald Reagan & Mikhail Gorbachev sign treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles

1993 – Bill Clinton signs NAFTA into law

2006 – Stephen Harper passes Federal Accountability Act

2008 – Jean Charest and the Quebec Liberal Party win election

2016 – John Glenn passes away


1939 – Arthur Meighen officially resigns as Conservative Party leader

1957 – Lester Pearson accepts Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

1975 – Gerald Ford signs loan authorization for New York City

1979 – John Crosbie introduces “tough budget”

2003 – Paul Simon passes away

2005 – Bill Clinton speaks at Montreal climate conference


1904 – Earl Grey sworn in as Canada’s 9th Governor General

1919 – Woodrow Wilson awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

1936 – Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication

1941 – Louis St. Laurent sworn in as Minister of Justice

1984 – Brian Mulroney tells New York audience that “Canada is open for business again”

1990 – Jean Chretien wins by-election in Beausejour

2005 – Eugene McCarthy passes away

2008 – Michael Ignatieff selected as interim leader of Liberal Party

2009 – Barack Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo


HAPPY BIRTHDAY John Kerry, 68th US Secretary of State

1753 – George Washington arrives in Ohio Valley with 3 Indian Chiefs to counter French

1928 – Assassination attempt on Herbert Hoover

1942 – John Bracken wins leadership of PC Party

1948 – Joey Smallwood signs Confederation Agreement for Newfoundland

1957 – Lester Pearson delivers his Nobel Peace Prize Lecture

1961 – John Kennedy provides US military helicopters & crews to South Vietnam

1975 – Bill Bennett and the British Columbia Social Credit win election

1983 – Gary Filmon elected leader of Manitoba PC Party

1993 – Stephen Harper marries Laureen Teskey

2003 – Jean Chretien announces resignation as Liberal leader and Prime Minister

2003 – Labour holds province wide protest against Jean Charest


1753 – George Washington delivers ultimatum to French at Fort Le Boeuf

1866 – Sir John A. Macdonald’s London hotel room catches fire

1946 – Maurice Duplessis’ government faces protests in Montreal over despotism

1952 – Jimmy Carter part of clean up team at Chalk River spill

1975 – Gerald Ford would be assassin Sara Jane Moore pleads guilty

1985 – Robert Bourassa sworn in as Quebec Premier for 2nd time

1991 – Kim Campbell brings in new rape shield law

1992 – Jacques Parizeau marries Lisette Lapointe

1996 – Jean Chretien names Lise Thibault as Lieutenant Governor of Quebec

1998 – Mo Udall passed away

2000 – US Supreme Court releases decision in Bush v. Gore

2003 – Paul Martin sworn in as 21st Prime Minister of Canada


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mary Todd Lincoln, former first lady

1964 – Lyndon Johnson & Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off explosion diverting Rio Grande

1979 – Joe Clark loses non-confidence vote in House of Commons

1993 – Kim Campbell resigns as leader of the PC Party

1995 – Lucien Bouchard resigns from House of Commons to run for Parti Quebecois leadership

1999 – Jean Chretien introduces in the Clarity Act

2000 – Al Gore delivers his concession speech

2003 – Paul Martin cancels the sponsorship program


1799 – George Washington passed away

1929 – William Lyon Mackenzie King transfers control of natural resources to Alberta & Manitoba

1956 – John Diefenbaker wins leadership of PC Party

1964 – Lester Pearson invokes closure during flag debate

1967 – Lester Pearson announces he will resign as Liberal party leader

1992 – Ralph Klein sworn in as Alberta’s 12th Premier

1998 – Paul Martin prohibits banks from merging

2003 – George W. Bush announces capture of Saddam Hussein

2006 – Ed Stelmach sworn in as Alberta’s 13th Premier

2008 – George W. Bush has shoes thrown at him by journalist while in Iraq


1944 – Dwight Eisenhower receives 5th star from Congress

1961 – John Kennedy visits Puerto Rico

1995 – Jacques Parizeau resigns as Quebec Premier

2006 – George W. Bush presents Presidential Medal of Freedom to B.B. King

2015 – Justin Trudeau attends reading of final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

2015 – Stephen Harper’s decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol takes effect


1950 – Harry Truman proclaims state of emergency against communist imperialism

1953 – Dwight Eisenhower holds first ever White House press conference

1978 – Ronald Reagan denounces US recognition of PR China

1980 – Ronald Reagan announces Alexander Haig as Secretary of State

1990 – Brian Mulroney sets up Beaudoin-Edwards Committee on Constitutional Reform

1996 – Jean Chretien apologizes for not telling truth about eliminating GST

1997 – Bill Clinton names new dog Buddy

2002 – Jean Chretien formally signs the Kyoto Protocols

2003 – Robert Stanfield passed away

2010 – Sterling Lyon passes away


HAPPY BIRTHDAY William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada’s 10th Prime Minister

1777 – George Washington’s army returns to Valley Forge, PA

1917 – Sir Robert Borden’s Unionist Government wins general election

1945 – William Lyon Mackenzie King passes orders in council allowing deportation of Japanese Canadians

1946 – Paul Martin Sr. sworn is in as Minister of National Health and Welfare

1975 – Gerald Ford’s would be assassin Lynette Fromme sentenced to life in prison

1991 – Joey Smallwood passes away

1992 – Brian Mulroney signs North American Free Trade Agreement

1996 – Gilles Duceppe declares candidacy for Bloc Quebecois leadership


1799 – George Washington interred at Mount Vernon

1902 – Sir Wilfrid Laurier arrives in Quebec City for ministerial conference

1915 – Woodrow Wilson marries Edith Bolling Galt

1979 – Pierre Trudeau postpones retirement to lead Liberals into election

1988 – Robert Bourassa uses “notwithstanding clause” to pass Bill 178 language law

1990 – George H. W. Bush reiterates “no concessions” to Iraq

1992 – John Crosbie cuts groundfish quotas

1998 – Gerald Regan acquitted of sex related charges

2000 – Jean Chretien and Vladimir Putin sign agreement supporting existing nuclear arms accords

2001 – Jean Chretien’s anti-terrorist legislation passed by Senate


1777 – George Washington settles troops in Valley Forge for the winter

1950 – Dwight Eisenhower named NATO commander

1958 – Dwight Eisenhower makes first radio broadcast from space

1961 – John Diefenbaker speaks with Queen Elizabeth via new CANTAT cable

1974 – Nelson Rockefeller sworn in as Vice-President

1982 – George Smith passes away

1988 – Gary Filmon withdraws Meech Lake Accord ratification resolution from Manitoba legislature

1998 – 2 articles of impeachment against Bill Clinton forwarded to the Senate

2004 – Paul Martin arrives in Libya for visit with Moammar Gadhafi

2016 – Electoral College selects Donald Trump as President


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Judy LaMarsh, former Liberal cabinet minister

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Carolyn Bennett, Liberal cabinet minister

1883 – Edward Blake sworn in as Ontario’s 2nd Premier

1901 – W. S. Fielding assures Gugleilmo Marconi of a warm welcome in Nova Scotia

1976 – Richard Daley passes away

1978 – Richard Nixon’s Chief of Staff, H. R. Haldeman, released from jail

1979 – Rene Levesque announces referendum on sovereignty-association

1988 – Robert Bourassa has 3 ministers resign over Bill 178 language law

1993 – Donald Trump marries Marla Maples

2010 – Stephen Harper makes 2 Senate appointments, giving Conservatives majority in Senate


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Edward Schreyer, 22nd Governor General of Canada

1907 – Earl Grey gives lecture at founding of Women’s Canadian Club

1961 – John Kennedy meets Harold MacMillan in Bermuda

1964 – Paul Hellyer announces military purchase program

1987 – Jacques Parizeau accepts presidency of Parti Quebecois

1988 – Robert Bourassa passes Bill 178 language law

1989 – Dan Quayle sends out Christmas card with spelling error

1990 – Jean Chretien becomes leader of the opposition

1992 – John Crosbie says Europeans will stop overfishing outside Canada’s 200 mile limit

2016 – Donald Trump announces Carl Icahn as special advisor on regulatory reform


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lucien Bouchard, 27th Premier of Quebec

1963 – Official mourning period for John Kennedy comes to an end

1967 – Pierre Trudeau says “There is no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation”

1968 – Julie Nixon married David Eisenhower

1969 – Pierre Trudeau meets with John Lennon & Yoko Ono

1975 – William Bennett sworn in as 27th BC Premier

1975 – Gerald Ford signs Energy Policy & Conservation Act

1976 – Olive Diefenbaker passed away

1980 – Ronald Reagan appoints Jeane Kirkpatrick & James Watt to cabinet

1995 – Lucien Bouchard announces candidacy for Parti Quebecois leadership

2008 – Stephen Harper names Thomas Cromwell to the Supreme Court of Canada

2008 – Stephen Harper names 18 new senators

2010 – Barack Obama signs repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”


1783 – George Washington resigns as Commander in Chief of army

1912 – Sir Robert Borden meets with a Canadian Suffrage Association delegation

1913 – Woodrow Wilson signs Federal Reserve Act into law

1966 – It is announced that John Diefenbaker’s childhood home will be moved

1983 – Jeanne Sauve appointed Canada’s first female Governor General

1986 – Robert Stanfield named first Canadian head of Commonwealth Foundation

1987 – Gerald Ford’s would be assassin Lynette Fromme escapes from prison

1999 – Brian Mulroney appointed chair of Sun Media


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Joey Smallwood, first Premier of Newfoundland

1943 – Franklin Roosevelt appoints new Supreme Commander of Allied forces

1943 – Dwight Eisenhower appointed Supreme Commander of the Allied forces

1974 – John Glenn becomes a member of the US Senate

1992 – George H. W. Bush pardons Caspar Weinberger

2001 – Rudy Giuliani named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Justin Trudeau, Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister

1776 – George Washington crosses Delaware

1965 – Lyndon Johnson orders a halt to bombing in North Vietnam


1776 – George Washington defeats Hessians at Battle of Trenton

1799 – George Washington eulogized “1st in war, 1st in peace & 1st in hearts of his countrymen”

1972 – Harry Truman passes away

1989 – Maryon Pearson passes away

2006 – Gerald Ford passed away


1972 – Lester Pearson passed away

1985 – Ronald Reagan blames Libya for terrorist attacks in Rome & Vienna


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Woodrow Wilson, 28th US President

HAPPY BIRTHDAY David Peterson, Ontario’s 20th Premier

1837 – Francis Bond Head approves raising of 6 regiments of incorporated militia

1857 – Thomas D’Arcy McGee elected MLA for Montreal West

1944 – Dwight Eisenhower meets with Bernard Montgomery

1947 – Leonard Tilley passes away

1973 – Richard Nixon signs the Endangered Species Act

1977 – Pierre Trudeau tours NORAD headquarters

1980 – Pierre Trudeau discusses constitution in year end interview on CTV


1921 – William Lyon Mackenzie King sworn in as Canada’s 10th Prime Minister

1944 – Dwight Eisenhower’s train returns to Versailles

1992 – John Crosbie bans capture of beluga whales for export

2016 – Barack Obama ejects 35 Russian spies from the US


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jim Flaherty, former Canadian finance minister

1881 – Marquis of Lorne founds the Royal Society of Canada

1931 – George Foster passes away

1963 – John Kennedy half dollar authorized by Congress

1972 – Richard Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam

1972 – Richard Nixon announces peace talks with North Vietnam

1977 – Jimmy Carter hold first ever Presidential press conference in Eastern Europe

1988 – Ronald Reagan receives subpoena from Oliver North’s defense

1988 – George H. W. Bush receives subpoena from Oliver North’s defense

2004 – Paul Martin welcomes King Mohammed VI of Morocco to Ottawa


1857 – George-Etienne Cartier advises Queen Victoria to pick Ottawa as capital

1862 – Abraham Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia into Union

1946 – Harry Truman proclaims end of World War II

1966 – Lester Pearson lights Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill

1967 – Harry Strom sworn in as Alberta’s 9th Premier

1970 – Dwight Eisenhower dollar authorized by Congress

2004 – John Gomery refers to Jean Chretien’s distribution of autographed golf balls as “small town cheap”

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Today in History (November)


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

1921 – Zoe Lafontaine (Mrs. Wilfrid Laurier) passes away

1950 – Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill Harry Truman at Blair House

1955 – Lester Pearson opens Canada Dam in India

1971 – Dwight Eisenhower dollar put into circulation

1977 – Jimmy Carter raises minimum wage from $2.20 to $3.35 effective in 1981

1979 – Mamie Eisenhower passes away

1985 – Don Getty sworn in as Alberta’s 11th Premier

1987 – Rene Levesque passes away

1987 – Preston Manning elected as first leader of Reform Party

1991 – Roy Romanow sworn in as Saskatchewan’s 12th Premier

2005 – Gomery Commission preliminary report criticizes Jean Chretien for setting up program

2005 – Gomery Commission preliminary report clears Paul Martin

2015 – Fred Thompson passes away


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Warren Harding, 29th US President

1783 – George Washington bids farewell to his army after the revolutionary war

1920 – Warren Harding elected US President

1935 – John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir, sworn in as Canada’s 15th Governor General

1948 – Harry Truman is re-elected US President

1976 – Jimmy Carter elected as US President

1982 – Peter Lougheed and the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party win re-election

1983 – Ronald Reagan signs bill establishing Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

1993 – Rudy Giuliani elected first Republican Mayor of New York City since 1965


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michael Dukakis, 65th & 67th Massachusetts Governor

1783 – George Washington orders Continental Army disbanded

1873 – Sir John A. Macdonald gives 5 hour speech in defence of himself on Pacific Scandal

1896 – William McKinley is elected US President

1904 – Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Liberal Party win election

1927 – William Lyon Mackenzie King makes first transatlantic phone call

1936 – Franklin Roosevelt is re-elected US President

1964 – Paul Hellyer announces disbanding of 60 militia units

1964 – Lyndon Johnson is re-elected US President

1970 – Richard Nixon promises gradual troop withdrawal from Vietnam

1981 – Rene Levesque tries to get compromise on constitutional talks

1983 – Jesse Jackson launches first presidential campaign

1988 – Ronald Reagan signs credit card disclosure bill

1992 – Bill Clinton is elected US President

1997 – Jean Chretien and Jody Williams push a button to destroy the last land mines in the Canadian arsenal


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michael Wilson, former PC Party Minister, former Canadian Ambassador to US

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Laura Bush, former first lady of the United States

1842 – Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd

1873 – Sir John A. Macdonald and Donald Smith clash in Parliament over CPR contract

1952 – Dwight Eisenhower is elected US President

1956 – Lester Pearson proposes UN Peacekeeping force in Suez

1956 – Rene Levesque premiers on Pointe de Mire radio show

1980 – Ronald Reagan is elected US President

1981 – Pierre Trudeau proposes referendum on constitutional package

1990 – Brian Mulroney apologizes to Italian Canadians interned in World War II

1993 – Jean Chretien sworn in as Canada’s 20th Prime Minister

1993 – Jean Chretien cancels EH-101 helicopter deal

2008 – Barack Obama elected first African-American president

2010 – Jim Prentice announces his retirement from politics

2015 – Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister


1873 – Sir John A. Macdonald resigns over Pacific Scandal allegations

1912 – Woodrow Wilson is re-elected US President

1940 – Franklin Roosevelt wins unprecedented third term as US President

1946 – John Kennedy elected to US House of Representatives

1956 – Lester Pearson’s Suez peace plan accepted by United Nations

1963 – Lyndon Johnson visits the Netherlands

1967 – Robert Stanfield elected leader of Progressive Conservative Party of Canada

1968 – Richard Nixon is elected US President

1977 – George W. Bush marries Laura Welch

1981 – Pierre Trudeau signs constitutional accord with 9 Premiers

1983 – Pierre Trudeau appoints Royal Commission on economy

1991 – Michael Harcourt sworn in as British Columbia’s 30th Premier

1992 – Brian Mulroney invites US President-elect to Canada

1992 – Bill Clinton invited to Canada by Prime Minister

1995 – Aline Chretien stops intruder at 24 Sussex Dr.


1860 – Abraham Lincoln elected US President

1867 – George-Etienne Cartier’s motion on Rupert’s Land entry into Canada is adopted

1900 – William McKinley re-elected as US President

1919 – George Foster reads message from King George V regarding remembering the sacrifice of soldiers

1928 – Herbert Hoover elected US President

1956 – Dwight Eisenhower re-elected US President

1962 – Teddy Kennedy first elected to US Senate

1984 – Ronald Reagan wins re-election as US President

1984 – John Buchanan and the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party win re-election

1986 – Ronald Reagan signs immigration bill

1990 – Robert Bourassa gives direction to Belanger-Campeau commission

2012 – Barack Obama re-elected US President


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Audrey McLaughlin, 4th leader New Democratic Party of Canada

1873 – Edward Blake sworn into cabinet as Minister Without Portfolio

1900 – Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Liberal Party win election

1916 – Woodrow Wilson re-elected US President

1942 – Franklin Roosevelt gives first foreign language broadcast

1944 – Franklin Roosevelt wins 4th term as President

1957 – William Bennett opens West Arm Bridge at Nelson, BC

1962 – Richard Nixon tells press they won’t have him to kick around any more

1967 – Lyndon Johnson signs bill creating Corporation for Public Broadcasting

1972 – Richard Nixon wins re-election as President

1991 – Kim Campbell passes gun control law
2000 – Hillary Rodham Clinton elected to the US Senate
2009 – Ed Stelmach gets 7% support in review vote of Alberta Progressive Conservative Party delegates
1838 – George-Etienne Cartier returns from exile on promise of good behaviour
1864 – Abraham Lincoln re-elected US President
1867 – Sir John A. Macdonald opens debate on first ever thrown speech
1919 – Robert Borden departs Ottawa for Paris Peace Conference
1932 – Franklin Roosevelt elected US Presidential
1932 – Maurice Duplessis elected leader of Quebec Conservative Party
1933 – Franklin Roosevelt creates Civil Works Administration
1935 – Maurice Duplessis founds the Union Nationale
1940 – William Lyon Mackenzie King appoints commission on a new Canadian flag
1942 – Dwight Eisenhower leads Operation Torch forces into French North Africa
1960 – John Kennedy elected US President
1961 – John Robarts sworn in as 17th Ontario Premier
1965 – Lester Pearson and the Liberal Party win re-election
1965 – Pierre Trudeau first wins election to House of Commons
1966 – Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California
1966 – Lyndon Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger
1983 – Pierre Trudeau meets with 6 European leaders while on peace tour
1988 – George H. W. Bush elected US president
1991 – Brian Mulroney announces economic sanctions against Yugoslavia
2001 – Herb Gray breaks the record for most consecutive days as a Canadian Member of Parliament
2014 – Barack Obama authorises military deployment to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces
2016 – Donald Trump elected US President
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Spiro Agnew, 55th Maryland Governor, 39th US Vice President
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sargent Shriver, 1972 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate
1835 – George-Etienne Cartier called to the bar of Lower Canada
1860 – John A. Macdonald begins speaking tour of western Ontario
1937 – Police begin upholding Maurice Duplessis’ Padlock Law
1946 – Harry Truman ends wage and price freeze
1961 – John Diefenbaker announces the Canadian Museum of History
1900 – Sir Charles Tupper steps down as head of Conservative Party
1972 – Dave Barrett and the British Columbia New Democratic Party win election
1987 – Pierre-Marc Johnson quits politics
1989 – Brian Mulroney convenes first ministers conference on Meech Lake Accord
2008 – Stephen Harper and Provincial Premiers agree on infrastructure stimulus
2012 – Barack Obama wins the Electoral College vote
1897 – Sir Wilfrid Laurier meets US Secretary of State in Washington
1916 – Sir Robert Borden asks his Minister of Militia and Defence to resign
1921 – Warren Harding dedicates Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery
1983 – Ronald Reagan becomes first US President to address Japanese Parliament
1989 – Joe Clark signs papers making Canada member of Organization of American States
2010 – Stephen Harper pays tribute to veterans with Prince Charles at National War Memorial
2010 – Stephen Harper announces continuation of forces in Afghanistan to train local army
2014 – David Johnston rededicates the National War Memorial in the name of all who have died in the service of Canada
1775 – George Washington forbids the recruiting of blacks
1898 – The Earl of Minto sworn in as 8th Governor General of Canada
1909 – William Lyon Mackenzie King becomes Minister of Labour
1921 – Sir Robert Borden represents Canada at Conference on the Limitation of Armaments
1941 – Arthur Meighen elected leader of Conservative Party for a second time
1970 – Richard Hatfield and the New Brunswick Progressive Conservative Party win election
1979 – Jimmy Carter freezes Iranian assets and halts Iranian oil imports
1990 – Robert Bourassa enters hospital for diagnostic tests
1991 – Jack Layton loses Toronto Mayoral race
1998 – Al Gore symbolically signs Kyoto Protocol
2015 – Barack Obama named “Ally of the Year” by Out Magazine
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Fred Harris, former Oklahoma Senator
1956 – Louis St. Laurent announces creation of Canada Council
1969 – Spiro Agnew accused TV news departments of bias and distortion
1970 – Spiro Agnew calls TV executives “impudent snobs”
1979 – Ronald Reagan announces he will run for President
1984 – Pierre Trudeau wins Albert Einstein Peace Prize
1986 – Ronald Reagan admits to arms sales to Iran
2001 – George W. Bush signs executive order allowing for military tribunals against foreigners
2001 – George W. Bush orders Strategic Petroleum Reserve be filled
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mamie Eisenhower, former first lady
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State
1778 – George Washington writes that French will help in Canada to regain “New France”
1781 – George Washington is told that the people of Vermont would rather join Canada than be subject to New York
1935 – Franklin Roosevelt proclaims Philippines a free commonwealth
1945 – Louis St. Laurent urges keeping red ensign in a flag debate
1953 – Dwight Eisenhower addresses Canadian House of Commons
1998 – Joe Clark elected leader of Progressive Conservative Party
2003 – Paul Martin elected leader of Liberal Party
HAPPY BIRTHDAY George Walkem, 3rd & 5th British Columbia Premier
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Curtis Le May, former independent vice-presidential candidate
1920 – George Foster leads Canadian delegation to first League of Nations meeting
1935 – William Lyon Mackenzie King signs reciprocal trade deal with United States
1939 – Franklin Roosevelt lays cornerstone at Jefferson Memorial
1948 – William Lyon Mackenzie King retires as Canada’s longest serving Prime Minister
1948 – Louis St. Laurent sworn in as Canada’s 12th Prime Minister
1967 – Judy LaMarsh opens Museum of Science & Technology in Ottawa
1973 – Maurice Duplessis play, “Charbonneau et le chef” premiers
1976 – Rene Levesque and the Parti Quebecois win election
1977 – Jimmy Carter welcomes the Shah of Iran
1983 – Pierre Trudeau begins 19 peace tour of Asia
1990 – George H. W. Bush passes Clean Air Act
1995 – Mike Harcourt resigns as British Columbia Premier
1933 – Franklin Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR
1935 – William Lyon Mackenzie King signs trade agreement with US
1950 – Harry Truman proclaims emergency crises caused by communist threat
1959 – Leslie Frost turns sod on Young St. subway extension
1961 – John Kennedy increases aid to South Vietnam
1969 – Richard Nixon first President to attend an NFL game
1973 – Richard Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline
1981 – Ronald Reagan approves plan to block Cuban aid to Nicaragua and El Salvador
1983 – Margaret Trudeau files for divorce from Pierre Trudeau
1985 – Ronald Reagan arrives in Geneva for summit with Mikhail Gorbachev
1985 – John Sparkman passed away
1988 – Ronald Reagan meets with Margaret Thatcher
1988 – Ronald Reagan meets with Mayor of Jerusalem
1998 – Monica Lewinsky signs book deal about affair with Bill Clinton
2000 – Bill Clinton becomes first president to visit Vietnam since end of Vietnam War
2004 – George W. Bush begins first official visit to Canada
2010 – George W. Bush Presidential Centre groundbreaking occurs
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Howard Dean, 79th Governor of Vermont
1863 – Abraham Lincoln begins first draft of Gettysburg Address
1934 – Lyndon Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor
1962 – John Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport
1973 – Richard Nixon says to AP, “I’m not a crook”
1992 – Kim Campbell announces compensation to brainwashing victims
1993 – Bill Clinton wins vote on NAFTA in House of Representatives
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Peter Pocklington, PC Party leadership candidate
1961 – John Kennedy sends 18 000 advisers to Vietnam
2004 – Paul Martin expels Carolyn Parish from caucus
1863 – Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address
1896 – Sir Wilfrid Laurier reaches agreement with Manitoba over schools question
1944 – Franklin Roosevelt announces 6th war loan drive
1950 – Dwight Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe
1953 – Richard Nixon visits Hanoi
1967 – Rene Levesque founds the Mouvement Souveraineté-Association
1967 – George Smith attends protest march over the closure of DOSCO’s steel mill in Sydney
1985 – Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time
1998 – Impeachment hearings begin against Bill Clinton
2002 – BC Conflict of Interest Commissioner reports that Glen Clark broke the conflict of interest rules
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Canada’s 7th Prime Minister
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Robert Kennedy, former Attorney General, former US Senator (D-NY)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Joseph Biden, Vice-President of the United States
1871 – Wilfrid Laurier first elected to Quebec Assembly
1880 – Sir John A. Macdonald and the CPR syndicate sign the final CPR agreement
1920 – Woodrow Wilson wins Nobel Peace Prize
1956 – Robert Stanfield sworn in as Nova Scotia Premier
1964 – Mount Kennedy named after the late President John Kennedy
1975 – Ronald Reagan announces candidacy for Republican Presidential Nomination
1979 – Pierre Trudeau announces resignation as Liberal leader
1995 – Brian Mulroney files $50 million law suit against justice department and RCMP
1996 – Lucien Bouchard cuts budget of Quebec’s Lieutenant Governor
2001 – George W. Bush dedicates Justice Department building in honour of Robert Kennedy
2013 – Barack Obama presents Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom
2014 – Barack Obama announces sweeping changes to immigration rules
1872 – Lord Dufferin presents statue of Queen Victoria to City of Montreal
1946 – Harry Truman becomes first President to travel in submerged sub
1952 – Don Getty throws 52 yard touchdown with 45 seconds left to win Yates Cup for Western
1959 – Richard Nixon plays a duet with Jack Benny
1963 – John Kennedy flies to Texas
1988 – Brian Mulroney and the Progressive Conservative Party win election
1989 – Brian Mulroney begins official visit to USSR
1989 – George H. W. Bush signs law banning smoking on domestic flights
1990 – Brian Mulroney signs Charter of Paris for Canada
1995 – Lucien Bouchard announces he will run for leadership of Parti Quebecois
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Glen Clark, 31st Premier of British Columbia
1903 – Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt become engaged
1943 – Franklin Roosevelt meets with Winston Churchill & Chiang Kai-sheck
1951 – Leslie Frost and the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party win 3rd straight majority
1963 – John Kennedy felled by an assassin’s bullet
1963 – Lyndon Johnson sworn in as 36th President of the United States
1984 – Jacques Parizeau resigns as Quebec finance minister
1990 – George H. W. Bush visits troops in Saudi Arabia
2004 – Ralph Klein and the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party win re-election
2006 – Stephen Harper introduces motion to recognize the Quebecois as a nation within Canada
2016 – Barack Obama posthumously awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Grace Hopper
1921 – Warren Harding signs law forbidding doctors from prescribing alcohol for medicinal purposes
1944 – William Lyon Mackenzie King reverses conscription policy…sends troops over seas
1952 – Rene Levesque interviews the Van Doos in Korea
1963 – John Kennedy lays in repose in East Room of White House
1963 – Lyndon Johnson declares November 25 a national day of mourning
1981 – Ronald Reagan vetoes House Joint Resolution 357 calling for further appropriations for fiscal year 1982
1988 – Ronald Reagan announces a pocket veto of a bill further restricting lobbying by former federal employees
1995 – Jean Chretien unveils federal unity plan
2014 – Barack Obama criticized for using executive power to push through immigration reform
HAPPY BIRTHDAY William Stevens Fielding, 7th Nova Scotia Premier, former finance minister
1937 – Lord Tweedsmuir awards first Governor General’s Literary Award to Bertram Brooker
1944 – After William Lyon Mackenzie King’s conscription announcement, riots in Montreal
1974 – Gerald Ford signs SALT II Treaty with Leonid Brezhnev
1977 – Sterling Lyon sworn in as Manitoba’s 17th Premier
2004 – Paul Martin visits Burkina Faso
2005 – Stephen Harper introduces a motion of non-confidence against the government
2005 – Motion of non-confidence introduced against Paul Martin
1857 – John A. Macdonald forms government
1878 – Lord Lorne sworn in as Canada’s 4th Governor General
1957 – Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke
1963 – John Kennedy laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
1976 – Rene Levesque sworn in as Quebec’s 23rd Premier
1986 – Ronald Reagan reveals arms deal with Iran
1869 – Sir John A. Macdonald refuses to take over Rupert’s Land because of rebellions
1916 – Woodrow Wilson declares, “The business of neutrality is over. The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched”
1967 – John Robarts opens Confederation of Tomorrow conference
1969 – Richard Nixon signs Lottery for Selective Draftees Bill
1977 – Shirley Chisholm marries Arthur Hardwick Jr.
1985 – Richard Nixon’s memoirs purchased for $3 million by Random House
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sheila Copps, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
1896 – Sir Wilfrid Laurier puts Clifford Sifton in charge of immigration
1943 – Franklin Roosevelt meets Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in Tehran
1944 – William Lyon Mackenzie King loses Air Minister Chubby Power over conscription
1952 – Louis St. Laurent arrives in London for 2 week Commonwealth Conference
1972 – Pierre Trudeau forms new government
1973 – Gerald Ford confirmed by Senate as Vice-President
1973 – Richard Nixon signs the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act
1995 – Jean Chretien announces package fulfilling commitments made during Quebec Referendum
2000 – Jean Chretien and the Liberal Party win re-election
2003 – Stephen Harper fires Larry Spencer as family values critic over anti-gay remarks
2006 – Stephen Harper’s motion declaring Quebecois a nation within a unified Canada passes
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lord Grey, 9th Governor General of Canada
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gary Hart, former Colorado Senator
1838 – Sir John A. Macdonald serves as counsel to rebels from Battle of the Windmill
1877 – Sir Wilfrid Laurier first elected to House of Commons
1889 – Sir John A. Macdonald sworn in as Minister of Railways and Canals
1943 – Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin map out strategy in Tehran
1983 – Pierre Trudeau begins two day visit to China
1986 – Ronald Reagan exceeds Salt II arms limitations for first time
2002 – Roy Romanow’s commission on Future of Health Care in Canada releases final report
2005 – Stephen Harper’s non-confidence motion brings down government
2005 – Paul Martin’s government loses non-confidence vote
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Paul Simon, former Illinois Senator
1952 – Dwight Eisenhower visits Korea
1963 – Lyndon Johnson sets up Warren Commission
1975 – Gerald Ford requires states to provide free education to the handicapped
1991 – Jean Charest announces funding to protect Canadian wildlife
1995 – Mike Harris vows to balance Ontario budget by 2000
1995 – Bill Clinton lifts ban on oil exports from Alaskan North Slope
2004 – Tommy Douglas voted “Greatest Canadian” by CBC viewers
2005 – Paul Martin calls federal election
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Shirley Chisholm, former New York Congresswoman
1835 – Francis Bond Head sworn in as Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada
1950 – Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb
1964 – John Diefenbaker begins filibuster to stop new Canadian flag
1967 – John Robart’s Confederation of Tomorrow conference ends
1967 – Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower announce their engagement
1967 – Eugene McCarthy begins run for the presidency
1986 – John Turner wins confidence of delegates at Liberal convention
1990 – George H. W. Bush offers to send Secretary of State to Iraq to negotiate
1993 – Bill Clinton signs Brady Gun Control bill
1998 – Lucien Bouchard and the Parti Quebecois win election
2004 – George W. Bush begins first state visit to Canada
2007 – 5 hour hostage crisis at Hillary Clinton’s Rochester, NH campaign office
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Today in History (September)


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 3% sales tax

1981 – Pierre Trudeau and Alberta Premier sign 2-tiered energy pricing agreement

1981 – Peter Lougheed and Prime Minister sign 2-tiered energy pricing agreement

1983 – Henry “Scoop” Jackson passes away

1996 – Amy Carter marries Jim Wentzel


1864 – While in Charlottetown, George-Etienne Cartier makes case for Confederation

1944 – George H. W. Bush bails from a burning plain during a mission in the Pacific

1959 – Dwight Eisenhower arrives in Paris

1963 – George Wallace prevents integration of Tuskegee High School

1972 – Pierre Trudeau watches team Canada lose game 1 of the Canada-Soviet Summit Series

1974 – Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act

2015 – Barack Obama become first President to visit Arctic Circle at Kotzebue, Alaska


HAPPY BIRTHDAY George Foster, former Conservative Minister

1940 – Franklin Roosevelt announces the Lend Lease Program

1957 – John Diefenbaker welcomes scientists to the General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

1962 – John Diefenbaker officially opens the Trans-Canada Highway at Rogers Pass

1964 – Robert Kennedy resigns as Attorney General

1964 – Lyndon Johnson signs the Wilderness Act

1992 – Brian Mulroney announces a national referendum on the Charlottetown Accord


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Thomas Eagleton, former US Senator

1880 – Sir John A. Macdonald signs agreement with CPR Syndicate

1905 – Earl Grey officially proclaims the Saskatchewan Act

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 Mulroney wins election for PC Party

1985 – Mila Mulroney gives birth to son

1990 – Brian Mulroney announces Operation Scimitar to provide air cover during Gulf War

2008 – Erik Nielsen passes away


1939 – Franklin Roosevelt declares US neutrality in World War II

1945 – Maurice Duplessis brings in Quebec family allowance

1945 – William Lyon Mackenzie King authorizes use of red ensign until new Canadian flag adopted

1957 – Louis St. Laurent resigns as leader of Liberal Party

1961 – John Kennedy begins underground nuclear testing

1961 – John Kennedy signs law against hijacking

1975 – Assassination attempt on Gerald Ford by Squeaky Fromme

1978 – Jimmy Carter begins Israel-Egypt peace process

1988 – Brian Mulroney signs letter of agreement granting Dene and Metis land and money


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sir George-Etienne Cartier, Father of Confederation

HAPPY BIRTHDAY W.A.C. Bennett, 25th British Columbia Premier

1775 – George Washington issues his “Address to the Inhabitants of Canada”

1919 – George-Etienne Cartier statue unveiled in Mount Royal

1920 – George-Etienne Cartier statue erected in Quebec City

1939 – Charles Dunning resigns as finance minister

1957 – Louis St. Laurent announces retirement as Liberal leader

1964 – W.A.C. Bennett accepts cheque from US President for Columbia River Power Agreement

1964 – Lyndon Johnson presents cheque to BC Premier for Columbia River Power agreement

1990 – Bob Rae and the Ontario New Democratic Party win election

1991 – Bob Rae announces reversal of government auto-insurance pledge

2012 – Barack Obama accepts Democratic Presidential nomination

2014 – Jim Prentice wins leadership of Alberta Progressive Conservative Party


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Allan Blakeney, 10th Saskatchewan Premier

1936 – Herbert Hoover Dam begins operation

1939 – William Lyon Mackenzie King calls special session of Parliament to declare war against Nazi Germany

1959 – Maurice Duplessis passes away

1965 – Lester Pearson dissolves Parliament

1977 – Jimmy Carter signs Panama Canal treaties

1990 – Richard Hatfield appointed to the Senate

1993 – Kim Campbell dissolves Parliament

1995 – Jacques Parizeau tables law allowing legislature to proclaim sovereignty after referendum

2008 – Stephen Harper has writs of election issued


1858 – Abraham Lincoln give speech about when you can fool people

1930 – Richard Bennett retaliates against US with new tariffs on 130 items

1939 – Franklin Roosevelt declares “limited national emergency” due to war in Europe

1939 – William Lyon Mackenzie King says no conscription

1951 – Lester Pearson signs Japan Peace Treaty for Canada

1974 – Gerald Ford pardons his predecessor

1974 – Richard Nixon accepts a pardon from his successor

1993 – Kim Campbell calls an election


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Alf Landon, 26th Kansas Governor

1957 – Dwight Eisenhower signs first Civil Rights Bill since Reconstruction

1963 – George Wallace served injunction against preventing Black students from attending white schools

1966 – Lyndon Johnson signs National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act

1967 – Robert Stanfield selected as leader of PC Party

1977 – Maurice Duplessis statue unveiled in Quebec City

1981 – Vernon Jordan resigns as head of National Urban League

1985 – Ronald Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa

1987 – Gary Hart admits to being unfaithful to his wife

1990 – George H. W. Bush meets with Mikhail Gorbachev to discuss Iraq

1992 – Don Getty announces retirement as Alberta Premier


1776 – George Washington asks for a volunteer spy, gets Nathan Hale

1939 – William Lyon Mackenzie King announces that Canada is at war with Germany

1939 – William Lyon Mackenzie King creates the Department of Supply

1948 – Lester Pearson becomes Minister of External Affairs

1957 – Jean Chretien married Aline Chaine

1971 – Peter Lougheed sworn in as Alberta’s 10th Premier

1982 – Jean Chretien becomes Minister of Energy and Mines

1987 – David Peterson and the Ontario Liberal Party win election

1992 – Referendum Bill for the Charlottetown Accord passes the House of Commons

2001 – Joe Clark forms a coalition of Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance MPs


1936 – Franklin Roosevelt dedicates Boulder (Hoover) Dam

1941 – Franklin Roosevelt orders Axis ships in US waters shot on site

1944 – William Lyon Mackenzie King hosts US President & Winston Churchill at 2nd Quebec Conference

1944 – Franklin Roosevelt & Winston Churchill hosted by Canadian Prime Minister at 2nd Quebec Conference

1975 – John Turner resigns as finance minister

1977 – Sterling Lyon and the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party win election

1990 – Gary Filmon and the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party win election

1995 – Jacques Parizeau announces referendum date

1998 – Ken Starr sends report indicating 11 possible impeachable offences against Bill Clinton


1953 – John Kennedy marries Jacqueline Bouvier

1960 – John Kennedy says he doesn’t speak for Catholic Church and it doesn’t speak for him

1960 – W. A. C. Bennett and the British Columbia Social Credit win re-election

1966 – W. A. C. Bennett and the British Columbia Social Credit win re-election

1990 – John Buchanan resigns as Nova Scotia Premier

1990 – John Buchanan appointed to the Senate

1991 – Bill Vander Zalm charged with breach of trust over Fantasy Gardens theme park

1994 – Jacques Parizeau and the Parti Quebecois win election


1919 – Edward, Prince of Wales, visits Calgary

1967 – George “Ike” Smith sworn in as Nova Scotia’s 18th Premier

1973 – Richard Nixon receives Bill from Congress to lift football’s blackout

1980 – Pierre Trudeau and the Provincial Premiers break off constitutional talks

1998 – George Wallace passed away

2004 – Paul Martin hosts health care conference with Provincial Premiers

2012 – Peter Lougheed passes away


1926 – William Lyon Mackenzie King and the Liberal Party win election

1926 – Arthur Meighen resigns as Conservative leader after losing election

1948 – Gerald Ford wins Michigan 5th Republican Primary

1964 – Lyndon Johnson presents Walter Lippmann with Presidential Medal of Freedom

1973 – Richard Nixon signs law lifting pro football’s blackout

1990 – Brian Mulroney sends squadron of F-18 fighters and crews to Persian Gulf

1991 – Grant Devine grants $431 million to Saskatchewan native bands

1992 – Paul Martin Sr. passes away

1993 – Robert Bourassa announces his retirement

2015 – Barack Obama sends out supportive tweet for 14 year old arrested for homemade clock mistaken for bomb


1905 – Earl Grey and Lady Grey visit Crowsnest Pass by train

1922 – William Lyon Mackenzie King refuses to support British in Chanak Affair

1957 – John Diefenbaker appointed to Imperial Privy Council

1961 – John Diefenbaker opens new Post Office Headquarters

1966 – Lyndon Johnson urges Congress to enact gun control legislation

1971 – David Barrett sworn in as British Columbia’s 26th Premier

1977 – Jimmy Carter meets with 15 record executives

2004 – Paul Martin and Provincial Premiers sign medicare deal

2013 – David Johnston unveils a new badge for the Royal Canadian Air Force

2014 – Barack Obama announces US will send 3000 troops to fight spread of Ebola virus


1890 – Lord and Lady Aberdeen officially open Hamilton’s first public library

1901 – Sir Wilfrid Laurier welcomes Duke and Duchess of Cornwall to Canada

1940 – Franklin Roosevelt signs Selective Training & Service Act

1964 – Lester Pearson, BC Premier & US President implement Columbia River Treaty

1964 – W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian Prime Minister & US President implement Columbia River Treaty

1964 – Canadian Prime Minister, BC Premier & Lyndon Johnson implement Columbia River Treaty

1968 – Richard Nixon appears on Laugh-In

1974 – Gerald Ford grants conditional amnesty to Vietnam War deserters

1990 – Iraq televises unedited 8 minute speech by George H. W. Bush

1992 – Taped conversation of bureaucrat criticizing Robert Bourassa over Charlottetown Accord is leaked

1996 – Sheila Copps opens Canadian Information Office in Ottawa

1997 – Sheila Copps rejects business development plan for Banff

1999 – Roy Romanow and the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party win re-election


1878 – Sir John A. Macdonald wins federal election

1949 – Lester Pearson attends first NATO meeting

1963 – Lester Pearson addresses United Nations

1978 – Jimmy Carter signs Camp David Accord with Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat

1984 – Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada’s 17th Prime Minister

1996 – Spiro Agnew passed away


HAPPY BIRTHDAY John Diefenbaker, Canada’s 13th Prime Minister

1793 – George Washington lays cornerstone of Capital Building

1867 – Sir John A. Macdonald wins first Dominion election

1867 – Sir Charles Tupper elected to the House of Commons for the first time

1975 – Bill Davis and the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party win election

1989 – Bob Rae arrested at Temagami Wilderness Society anti-logging protest

1992 – Michael Wilson announces that South Korea purchasing 2 CANDU Reactors


1796 – George Washington gives farewell address as President

1838 – Lord Durham learns he is being recalled to London

1950 – Lester Pearson chairs Canadian delegation at United Nations General Assembly

1956 – W. A. C. Bennett and the British Columbia Social Credit win re-election

1956 – Leslie Frost turns sod on Ontario’s first nuclear station

1962 – John Diefenbaker opposes Britain’s entry into European Economic Community

1978 – John Buchanan and the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party win election

1980 – Ed Schreyer invests Terry Fox as a Companion of the Order of Canada

1985 – John Fraser recalls 1,000,000 cans of tainted tuna

1991 – Kim Campbell announces funding for particle accelerator in Vancouver

2000 – Joe Clark returns to the House of Commons after a seven year absence

2014 – David Johnston officially opens the Canadian Museum of Human Rights


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Leslie Frost, 16th Premier of Ontario

1917 – Arthur Meighen presents Military Voters Act expanding the franchise

1956 – George Drew resigns as leader of PC Party

1963 – John Kennedy proposes joint US-USSR mission to the moon

1966 – Paul Martin Sr. chairs 21st session of UN General Assembly

1976 – Jimmy Carter interview in Playboy is released

1991 – Bob Rae proposes social charter in Constitution

2001 – George W. Bush declares war on terror

2011 – Stephan Harper’s government introduces The Safe Streets and Communities Act


1911 – Sir Robert Borden and the Conservative Party win federal election

1979 – Rene Levesque appoints Lise Payette as Quebec’s first Minister for Status of Women

1992 – Brian Mulroney, BC Premier and first nations announce BC Treaty Commission

1992 – Mike Harcourt, Canadian Prime Minister and first nations announce BC Treaty Commission

1992 – Pierre Trudeau publishes essays calling for No vote on Charlottetown Accord

2006 – Stephen Harper makes his first address to the United Nations

2012 – Peter Lougheed’s state funeral


1817 – John Quincy Adams becomes Secretary of State

1862 – Abraham Lincoln says he will free all slaves in all states on January 1

1930 – Richard Bennett passes Unemployment Relief Act

1970 – Richard Nixon calls for 1000 new FBI agents for college campuses

1975 – Second assassination attempt on Gerald Ford

1976 – Peter Lougheed opens Glenbow Centre

1988 – Brian Mulroney apologizes to Japanese-Canadians for WW II internment

1992 – Canada Committee formed to support Charlottetown Accord

1992 – Brian Mulroney & Saskatchewan Premier sign land claims deal with Federation of Saskatchewan Indians

1992 – Roy Romanow & Prime Minister sign land claims deal with Federation of Saskatchewan Indians

2015 – Barack Obama welcomes Pope Francis to the US


1862 – Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation published in Northern newspapers

1925 – William Lyon Mackenzie King address Liberal Party conference in Quebec

1949 – Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR’s first nuclear detonation

1952 – Richard Nixon makes “Checkers” speech

1957 – John Diefenbaker addresses UN General Assembly for the first time

1985 – John Fraser resigns as Fisheries Minister over Tunagate

1990 – Brian Mulroney names 5 new Senators

2008 – Stephen Harper says ordinary Canadians aren’t impressed by artists at rich galas


1789 – George Washington nominates first Chief Justice

1932 – Franklin Roosevelt visits Louisiana

1939 – Maurice Duplessis calls Quebec election

1941 – Franklin Roosevelt’s Atlantic Charter is joined by Canada

1955 – Dwight Eisenhower suffers a heart attack

1957 – Dwight Eisenhower orders troops to desegregate Little Rock schools

1962 – John Diefenbaker opens Garden of the Provinces

1990 – Jean Chretien announces he will run in Beausejour by-election

1990 – George H. W. Bush meets with South Africa’s F. W. de Klerk in Washington

1991 – Brian Mulroney presents outline for constitutional talks to parliamentary committee

1996 – Bill Clinton signs Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty at United Nations

2001 – Jean Chretien meets US President offering help in fight against terrorism

2001 – George W. Bush hosts Canadian Prime Minister who offers help in fight against terrorism


1889 – Sir Robert Borden marries Laura Bond

1911 – Parade held in Ottawa for Sir Robert Borden to celebrate election victory

1926 – William Lyon Mackenzie King sworn in as Prime Minister for the second time

1963 – John Robarts leads Ontario Progressive Conservative Party to 6th straight election win

1974 – Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific opens

1985 – Peter Lougheed opens the Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology

1989 – Robert Bourassa and the Quebec Liberal Party win re-election


1904 – Earl Grey appointed Governor General of Canada

1917 – Sir Robert Borden’s Military Service Act comes into effect, bringing in conscription

1958 – John Diefenbaker becomes first sitting Prime Minister to visit Yukon

1960 – John Kennedy has first televised debate

1960 – Richard Nixon has first televised debate

1960 – John Diefenbaker asks USSR to resume nuclear disarmament talks

1984 – Ronald Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa

1990 – Lester Pearson statue unveiled on Parliament Hill

1994 – Jacques Parizeau sworn in as Quebec’s 26th Premier

2000 – Roy Romanow steps down as Saskatchewan Premier


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Peter MacKay, former Conservative Minister

1964 – Earl Warren releases findings on presidential assassination

1964 – Commission of John Kennedy’s assassination releases report

1972 – Lester Pearson passes away

1990 – Brian Mulroney increases size of the Senate

1990 – Robert Bourassa has operation to remove cancer from back

1991 – George H. W. Bush ends full time B-52 Bomber alert


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stephane Dion, former leader Liberal Party of Canada

1869 – George-Etienne Cartier makes speech supporting British connection

1872 – George-Etienne Cartier departs for London for treatment of Bright’s Disease

1937 – Franklin Roosevelt dedicates Bonneville Dam

1968 – W.A.C. Bennett opens Dr. Gordon M. Schrum Powerhouse

1974 – Betty Ford undergoes radical mastectomy

1981 – Pierre Trudeau’s unilateral constitutional proposal deemed constitutional

2000 – Pierre Trudeau passes away

1990 – George H. W. Bush hosts exiled Emir of Kuwait at White House

1996 – Lucien Bouchard rejects hard-liners who want a unilingual Quebec

2003 – Jean Chretien unveils monument to Canadians who lost their lives in Korean War


1922 – William Lyon Mackenzie King states Canada not automatically at war if Britain is

1941 – Sir William Hearst passes away

1943 – Dwight Eisenhower signs armistice with Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio

1962 – John Kennedy authorizes troops to integrate University of Mississippi

1983 – Ronald Reagan receives authorization to keep troops in Lebanon

1985 – Pierre-Marc Johnson elected leader of Parti Quebecois

1989 – Ed Broadbent announces his retirement from politics

1990 – Barbara Bush’s “Millie’s Book”, written for the president’s dog, becomes a best seller

2005 – John Hamm announces his retirement from politics


1935 – Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Hoover Dam

1952 – Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of US Supreme Court

1955 – Lester Pearson leaves Canada for 12 country tour

1962 – John Kennedy routes 3000 troops to Mississippi

1992 – 52 Charlottetown Accord Yes committees registered

1996 – Jean Chretien asks Supreme Court to rule on unilateral declaration of independence by Quebec

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Today in History (August)


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


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bob Rae, 21st Ontario Premier, Liberal Party of Canada leader

1782 – George Washington creates honorary Badge of Distinction

1864 – Thomas D’Arcy McGee organizes goodwill tour of Atlantic Canada to promote Confederation

1909 – Abraham Lincoln pennies first minted

1943 – John Kennedy’s PT-boat 109 sinks at Solomon Islands

1945 – Harry Truman ends Potsdam Conference with Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin

1961 – Leslie Frost resigns as Ontario Premier

1969 – Richard Nixon visits Romania

1988 – Joe Clark lights candle at Rekindle the Light Festival protesting apartheid

1990 – George H. W. Bush orders troops to Saudi Arabia

2005 – Paul Martin appoints 5 new Senators


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lord Aberdeen, 7th Governor General of Canada

1863 – Abraham Lincoln asked to suspend draft in New York
1923 – Baseball games cancelled to honour the death of Warren Harding
1948 – Franklin Roosevelt advisor Alger Hiss accused of being a Communist
1961 – Tommy Douglas elected leader of New Democratic Party
1981 – Ronald Reagan gives striking air traffic controllers 48 hours to get back to work
2001 – George W. Bush signs the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act Extension Act into law
2005 – Paul Martin announces Michaelle Jean as Canada’s new Governor General
2015 – Barack Obama unveils his Clean Power Plan
2015 – Barack Obama gives Isabel Allende the US Presidential Medal of Freedom
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
1753 – George Washington becomes a Master Mason
1943 – George Drew and the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party win election
1955 – Dwight Eisenhower authorizes money for building new CIA headquarters
1960 – John Diefenbaker’s Bill of Rights approved by Parliament
1977 – Jimmy Carter establishes Department of Energy
1991 – Robert Bourassa re-joins constitutional talks
2009 – Bill Clinton meets with Kim Jong-il
1861 – Abraham Lincoln signs the first federal income tax, 3%, into law
1919 – William Lyon Mackenzie King elected leader of Liberal Party
1960 – Arthur Meighen passes away
1974 – Richard Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in
1981 – Ronald Reagan fires 11,500 striking air traffic controllers
2003 – John Hamm and the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party are re-elected
2004 – Bill Clinton has a book signing in Toronto
2014 – Barack Obama signs the Iron Dome Bill, providing military aid to Israel
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lord Lorne, 9th Duke of Argyle, 4th Governor General of Canada
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Paul Hellyer, former Liberal cabinet minister
1858 – John A. Macdonald-George-Etienne Cartier government resigns for one day
1930 – William Lyon Mackenzie King resigns as Prime Minister
1965 – Lyndon Johnson signs Voting Rights Act
1986 – Bill Vander Zalm sworn in as British Columbia’s 28th Premier
1991 – Jean Charest announces new Aulavik National Park
1991 – Bob Rae recognizes First Nations right to self government
1996 – Bill Clinton imposes sanctions on non US companies investing in Libya and Iran
2002 – Joe Clark announces resignation as leader of Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
1782 – George Washington creates the Purple Heart
1858 – George-Etienne Cartier adopts confederation as part of party platform
1858 – John A. Macdonald-George-Etienne Cartier ministry re-sworn in after one day resignation
1865 – Narcisse-Fortunat Belleau joins John A. Macdonald’s ministry as co-premier
1867 – Sir John A. Macdonald begins campaigning in first post-confederation election
1929 – William Lyon Mackenzie King dedicates Peace Bridge
1930 – Richard Bennett invited to form a government
1948 – Louis St. Laurent wins leadership of Liberal Party
1959 – Abraham Lincoln Memorial penny goes into circulation
1975 – Pierre Trudeau announces intent to set up 200 mile economic coastal zone
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Joan Mondale, wife of former Vice-President
1922 – John Bracken sworn in as Manitoba’s 11th Premier
1944 – Maurice Duplessis and the Union National win Quebec election
1945 – Harry Truman signs UN Charter
1968 – Richard Nixon nominated for President by Republicans
1973 – Spiro Agnew denies that he took kick backs from contracts while in Maryland
1974 – Richard Nixon announces he will resign at “noon tomorrow”
1982 – Pierre Trudeau gives one finger salute to protesters
1987 – Pierre Trudeau attends wedding of Rene Simard and Marie-Joseph Taillefer
1996 – Jean Chretien appoints a former Prime Minister as Canadian consul general in Los Angeles
1996 – Kim Campbell named as Canadian Consul General in Los Angeles
1996 – Jean Chretien appoints Jean-Louis Roux as Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
2005 – George W. Bush’s Energy Policy Act is passed by Congress calling the oil sands a strategic continental resource
2013 – Barack Obama names Ben Bradlee as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jacques Parizeau , 26th Quebec Premier
HAPPY BIRTHDAY John Gomery, headed commission investigating sponsorship scandal
1870 – George-Etienne Cartier negotiates Imperial Loan Act for Canadian defences
1941 – Franklin Roosevelt meets with Winston Churchill in Newfoundland
1974 – Richard Nixon resigns the presidency
1974 – Gerald Ford sworn in as President
1988 – Peter Pocklington trades Wayne Gretzky
2001 – George W. Bush announces federal funding for research of embryonic stem cells
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Herbert Hoover, 34th US President
1838 – Crown disallows Lord Durham’s ordinance banishing rebels without trial
1891 – Hector Langevin retires
1910 – Sir Wilfrid Laurier drives the first spike on the Alberta Central Railway
1921 – Franklin Roosevelt stricken with polio
1935 – John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir, appointed Governor General of Canada
1941 – Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill hold second meeting in Newfoundland
1953 – Louis St. Laurent and the Liberal Party win election
1960 – John Diefenbaker’s Bill of Rights becomes law
1963 – Estes Kefauver passes away
1981 – Richard Nixon library in San Clemente closes
1996 – Jack Kemp announced as Republican Vice-Presidential candidate
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Alexa McDonough, former leader New Democratic Party of Canada, Nova Scotia NDP
1943 – William Lyon Mackenzie King welcomes Winston Churchill and US President to Quebec Conference
1943 – Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill to Quebec Conference by Canadian Prime Minister
1984 – Ronald Reagan says signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes
1997 – Jean Chretien warns Quebec Premier about the partitioning of Quebec
1997 – Lucien Bouchard warned by the Prime Minister about the partitioning of Quebec
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Roy Romanow, 12th Saskatchewan Premier
1919 – The Prince of Wales arrives in St. John’s on official visit
1955 – Dwight Eisenhower raises minimum wage to $1.00 an hour
1986 – Brian Mulroney & Premiers agree that Quebec be subject of constitutional talks
1992 – Michael Wilson signs NAFTA
2015 – Jimmy Carter reveals he has cancer
1863 – George-Etienne Cartier’s Militia Act includes all males aged 18-60
1868 – Wilfrid Laurier marries Zoe Lafontaine
1886 – Sir John A. Macdonald drives in last spike of Esquimault-Naniamo railway in BC
1950 – Harry Truman gives military aid to Bao-Dai regime in Vietnam
1953 – Dwight Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee
1990 – Gilles Duceppe wins by-election becoming first elected Bloc Quebecois MP
1991 – Dan Quayle makes speech attacking lawyers
1992 – Donald Cameron announces that Nova Scotia Power Corp. is fully privatized
1862 – Abraham Lincoln receives first group of Blacks to confer with US President
1914 – Richard Bennett financed Princess Patricia’s Own Light Infantry leave for European front
1937 – William Lyon Mackenzie King sets up Rowell-Sirois Commission
1941 – Franklin Roosevelt & Winston Churchill sign Atlantic Charter
1942 – Dwight Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
1943 – William Lyon Mackenzie King opens Quebec conference
1974 – Robert Stanfield announces resignation as PC Party leader
1980 – Jimmy Carter officially re-nominated for President by Democrats
2007 – Stephen Harper announces a new cabinet
1861 – Abraham Lincoln sends reinforcements to Missouri
1881 – Sir John A. Macdonald’s Act to Provide for the Extension of the Boundaries of the Province of Manitoba comes into effect
1930 – William Lyon Mackenzie King urged to accept Rowell-Sirois recommendations
1971 – Richard Nixon announces 90 day freeze on wage & prices
1986 – Ronald Reagan supports replacement for Challenger space shuttle
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada
1861 – Abraham Lincoln bans trade with Confederacy
1910 – Sir Wilfrid Laurier opens first Pacific National Exhibition
1913 – Sir Wilfrid Laurier greeted by 10 000 in St-Hyacinthe
1956 – Adlai Stevenson nominated for president by Democratic Party
1979 – John Diefenbaker passes away
1991 – George H. W. Bush declares that recession is near an end
1999 – John Hamm sworn in as Nova Scotia’s 25th Premier
1911 – Sir Wilfrid Laurier kicks off re-election campaign in Three Rivers
1936 – Maurice Duplessis and the Union Nationale win Quebec Election
1940 – William Lyon Mackenzie King meets with US President on North American defence
1940 –  Franklin Roosevelt meets with Canadian Prime Minister on North American defence
1943 – William Lyon Mackenzie King hosts US President & Winston Churchill at War Conference
1943 – Canadian Prime Minister hosts Franklin Roosevelt & Winston Churchill at War Conference
1943 – George Drew sworn in as Ontario’s 14th Premier
1961 – John Kennedy establishes Alliance for Progress
1987 – Bill Vander Zalm opens the Mascot Gold Mining Company’s open pit mine
1988 – George H. W. Bush nominated for president by Republican Party
1998 – Bill Clinton admits to an “improper physical relationship” with an intern
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rosalynn Carter, former first lady
HAPPY BIRTHDAY William R. Bennett, 27th British Columbia Premier
1938 – William Lyon Mackenzie King & US President dedicate Thousand Islands Bridge
1938 – Franklin Roosevelt & Canadian Prime Minister dedicate Thousand Islands Bridge

1940 – William Lyon Mackenzie King & US President sign Joint Board of Defence agreement

1940 – Franklin Roosevelt & Canadian Prime Minister sign Joint Board of Defence agreement
1992 – Constitutional talks begin in Charlottetown
2011 – Simon de Jong passed away
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bill Clinton, 42nd US President
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tipper Gore, former US 2nd lady
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Fred Thompson, former US Senator
1872 – Election riot in Montreal between supporters and opponents of George-Etienne Cartier
1961 – Lyndon Johnson visits West Berlin
1968 – Lester Pearson appointed head of World Bank commission on aid to developing countries
1976 – Gerald Ford wins Republican presidential nomination
1977 – Rene Levesque offers English education in Quebec for French Education in other provinces
1984 – Ronald Reagan nominated for president by Republican party
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ron Paul, former US Congressman
1781 – George Washington begins moving troops for fight against Cornwallis
1872 – George-Etienne Cartier meets with Monsignor Bourget
1941 – William Lyon Mackenzie King arrives in England
1964 – Marian Pearson & US first lady open Roosevelt Campobello International Airport
1964 – Lady Bird Johnson & Canadian first lady open Roosevelt Campobello International Airport
1964 – Lyndon Johnson signs Economic Opportunity Act
1972 – Dave Barrett sworn in as 26th British Columbia Premier
1974 – Gerald Ford assumes office
1974 – Nelson Rockefeller selected to be Vice-President
1982 – John Munro wins libel suit against Toronto Sun
1983 – Robert Bourassa announces return to politics
1858 – Abraham Lincoln & Stephen Douglas have first debate
1919 – Edward, Prince of Wales, arrives in Quebec City
1945 – Harry Truman ends Lend Lease program
1999 – Glen Clark resigns as British Columbia Premier
2002 – Jean Chretien announces he will not seek a 4th term
1919 – Edward, Prince of Wales, opens the Quebec Bridge
1925 – Lester Pearson marries Maryon Elspeth Moody
1950 – Louis St. Laurent calls emergency session of Parliament regarding rail strike
1956 – Dwight Eisenhower & Richard Nixon renominated by Republican convention
1979 – John Diefenbaker laid to rest at University of Saskatchewan campus
1984 – Ronald Reagan & George H. W. Bush renominated by Republican convention
1990 – George H. W. Bush calls up military reserves
1992 – Brian Mulroney & the Premiers sign the Charlottetown Accord
2011 – Jack Layton passes away
1939 – William Lyon Mackenzie King warns cabinet of possible war in Europe
1941 – William Lyon Mackenzie King booed by Canadian troops in England
1944 – Dwight Eisenhower meets with Generals Montgomery & Bradley
1947 – Harry Truman’s daughter Margaret gives first public singing concert
1956 – John Kennedy’s newborn daughter passes away
1957 – Tommy Douglas opens Saskatchewan portion of Trans-Canada Highway
1958 – Robert Bourassa marries Andree Simard
1972 – Republican convention renominates Spiro Agnew for Vice-President
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rene Levesque, 23rd Quebec Premier
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mike Huckabee, 44th Arkansas Governor
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gary Filmon, 19th Manitoba Premier
1936 – Franklin Roosevelt gives FBI expanded authority to pursue fascists & communists
1954 – Dwight Eisenhower signs Communist Control Act
1967 – John Robarts announces French secondary schooling for Ontario
1990 – Brian Mulroney sends destroyers to Persian Gulf to participate in Gulf War
2005 – Paul Martin formally acknowledges wrong doings against Ukrainian-Canadians during World War I
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Hector Langevin, Father of Confederation
HAPPY BIRTHDAY George Wallace, 45th Alabama Governor, independent Presidential candidate
1919 – Edward, Prince of Wales, visits Toronto City Hall
1940 – William Lyon Mackenzie King urged to release French gold to British
1943 – Franklin Roosevelt makes first “official” visit to Canada by a US President
1950 – Harry Truman orders army to take control of railways to avert a strike
1984 – Brian Mulroney tells Liberal leader “you had an option” in election debate
1991 – Jean Charest announces money to protect ozone layer
2003 – Jean Chretien signs agreement providing self government to Tlicho First Nation in Northwest Territories
2009 – Ted Kennedy passes away
HAPPY BIRTHDAY John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir, 15th Governor General of Canada
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Geraldine Ferraro, former member US House of Representatives
1834 – John A. Macdonald begins practising law in Kingston
1872 – Sir John A. Macdonald sends the telegram that led to Pacific Scandal
1936 – Maurice Duplessis sworn in as Quebec Premier
1939 – William Lyon Mackenzie King sends personal peace appeals to Hitler, Musolini & President of Poland
1961 – John Diefenbaker opens the International Hockey Hall of Fame at CNE
1964 – Lyndon Johnson nominated for President by Democrats
1996 – Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lyndon Johnson, 36th President of the United States
1984 – Ronald Reagan announces the Teacher in Space program
1991 – Brian Mulroney announces Royal Commission on Native Issues
1991 – Brian Mulroney urged to call conference on the economy by Premiers (minus Quebec)
2008 – Barack Obama nominated for President by Democratic Party
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Paul Martin, Canada’s 21st Prime Minister
1872 – George-Etienne Cartier loses seat of Montreal East
1945 – William Lyon Mackenzie King meets with Charles de Gaulle in Ottawa
1981 – Ronald Reagan’s shooter John Hinkley pleads innocent
HAPPY BIRTHDAY John McCain, AZ Senator
1864 – Sir John A. Macdonald leaves Quebec for Charlottetown
1917 – Sir Robert Borden’s Military Service Act receives royal assent
1917 – Sir Robert Borden passes the Soldier Settlement Act
1917 – Earl Grey passed away
1964 – Dick Cheney marries Lynne Ann Vincent
1968 – Hubert Humphrey nominated for President by Democratic Party
1969 – William Bennett and the British Columbia Social Credit win re-election
1983 – Brian Mulroney wins Central Nova by-election
1992 – Robert Bourassa gets Quebec Liberal Party to approve Charlottetown Accord
1996 – Bill Bennett found guilty of insider trading by British Columbia securities commission
2002 – Glen Clark acquitted of charges that led to his resignation
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Don Getty, Alberta’s 11th Premier
1873 – Lord Dufferin issues Order-In-Council constituting the Northwest Mounted Police
1944 – Maurice Duplessis sworn in as Quebec Premier
1968 – Pierre Trudeau cancels Winter Works Program
1971 – Peter Lougheed and the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party win election
1972 – Dave Barrett and the British Columbia New Democratic Party win election
1979 – Jimmy Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip
1990 – Brian Mulroney appoints 5 new Senators
1935 – Franklin Roosevelt signs act preventing export of arms to belligerents
1993 – Brian Mulroney completely bans all cod fishing
2015 – Barack Obama re-designates Mount McKinley as Denali