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O Canada

King or chaos

William Lyon Mackenzie King was Canada’s longest-serving prime minister— spending almost 22 years in office, his 1921-1930 term only paused for three months in 1926 when

Lights. Camera. Action?

Before Canadian-born movie director James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic) there was James Freer, Canada’s first filmmaker. Born in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, Freer moved to Manitoba in

das Blutbad

The Battle of the Somme would become known as one of the bloodiest and most futile military campaigns in history. For two years, there had

The Queen’s own pirate

In the sixteenth century, Spain was the dominant force of global exploration; they had established colonies in the Caribbean, Mexico and as far north as

The assassination of Thomas D’Arcy McGee

Thomas D’Arcy McGee was a poet, journalist, historian, lawyer and one of the Fathers of Confederation. A hard drinker who was perennially in debt, he was

Satellite fallout

Early Soviet spy satellites orbited the Earth at a height of about 250 kilometres for a few months, then, when they were no longer operational, they were jettisoned to an orbit of some 1,000 kilometres. But when COSMOS 954, a nuclear-powered satellite that was launched in September 1977 finished its operational life, it started tumbling toward Earth.

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