|1915||IN FLANDERS FIELDS|
Ypres Belgium - Lt.-Col. John McCrae 1872-1918 composes his poem 'In
Acheville, France - Lieutenant Robert Grierson Combe
Anaheim California - Ferguson Jenkins leads his Texas
And in Today's Canadian Birthdays...
Jacob Viner 1892-1970
Also Matt Baldwin 1926-
|In Other Events...|
|1991||Charlottetown PEI - Brian Mulroney 1939- promises|
500-job GST processing centre for Summerside to help community hard hit by
closing of Canadian Forces Base.
|1990||Ottawa Ontario - Supreme Court of Canada unanimously|
rules that Angelique Lyn Lavallee of Winnipeg was acting in self defence when
she shot her husband to death after years of beatings; women can use battered
wife syndrome as defence against murder charge.
|1989||Ottawa Ontario - John Napier Turner 1929- announces|
resignation as Liberal leader as soon as a leadership convention date is
|1987||Europe - Sweden defeats Canada 9-0 to win World Hockey|
Championship; first in 25 years.
|1980||Montreal Quebec - Giants first baseman Willie McCovey|
hits his 521st and final career home run off Montreal's Scott Sanderson, tying
him with Ted Williams on the all-time HR list; McCovey will retire June
|1979||Dawson City Yukon - Yukon River submerges Dawson under|
more than two metres of water; downtown declared a disaster
|1971||Victoria BC - Queen Elizabeth II 1926- starts one-week|
visit to British Columbia for the province's centennial, with Prince Philip and
|1969||Toronto Ontario - Rock star Jimi Hendrix arrested for|
heroin possession at Toronto International Airport; released on $10,000
|1963||Hay River NWT - Over 1,600 residents of Hay River and|
Fort Simpson airlifted to safety after towns struck by
|1963||London England - Lester B. Pearson 1897-1972 visits|
London for talks with British Prime Minister Macmillan; received by Queen
Elizabeth and appointed to the Privy Council.
|1961||China - Canada sells $362 million of grain to People's|
Republic of China.
|1960||London England - John G. Diefenbaker 1895-1979 attends|
Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conference; proposes Colombo Plan for aid to
|1959||Vatican City - Beatification of Mother Marguerite|
d'Youville, founder of the Sisters of Charity; first Canadian to be beatified;
canonized by Pope John Paul Dec. 9, 1990.
|1958||Brockville, Ontario - Trust company at Brockville robbed|
of $3.3 million dollars in bonds and securities.
|1945||Wismar Germany - First Canadian Army takes Oldenburg,|
and Canadian paratroopers link up with Russians in Wismar.
|1922||Charlottetown PEI- Women in Prince Edward Island win the|
right to vote.
|1922||Montreal Quebec - Creation of radio station CKAC, the|
first in Quebec; starts broadcasting officially in October.
|1887||Nanaimo BC - Coal mine explosion at Nanaimo kills|
|1886||Vancouver BC- M.A. Maclean elected first mayor of|
Vancouver, British Columbia.
|1871||St. Boniface Manitoba - Collè St-Boniface gets|
|1867||Victoria BC - Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims|
to Vancouver Island.
|1850||London England - Horatio Austin 1801-1865 sails with|
fleet of four ships to search Wellington Channel for signs of the Franklin
|1835||Halifax Nova Scotia - Joseph Howe 1804-1873, editor of|
The Novascotian, acquitted of charges of libel against a group of Halifax
|1811||London England - Thomas Douglas, Lord Selkirk 1771-1820|
purchases 300,000 sq km of Manitoba from the Hudson's Bay Company for a Red
River colony named to be named Assiniboia.
|1744||Canso Nova Scotia - Joseph Du Pont Duvivier 1707-1760|
appointed by Duquesnel, Commandant of Louisbourg, to capture British fishing
station at Canseau; closest British settlement to Louisbourg.
|1699||Biloxi Mississippi - Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville|
1661-1706 leaves Louisiana for France, puts colonists under command of
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville 1680-1767 and Ensign Sauvole
|1536||Quebec Quebec - Jacques Cartier 1491-1557 discovers|
threat of Iroquois rebellion; captures chief Donnacona as hostage during a
religious ceremony; promises to bring him back from France in ten
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