Day: January 1, 2012

1812: The War That Saved Canada
War Of 1812

1812: The War That Saved Canada

Last fall, Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore announced the federal government would invest millions of dollars to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. That celebration, he stated, was an opportunity for all Canadians to take pride in their history and participate “in the events and activities that will mark this important anniversary for Canada.” The problem is that, with the gradual disappearance of history from school curriculums in recent decades, many Canadians today—particularly younger ones—have only the haziest of notions about the war, its causes, course and outcome. Therefore, a review of this “forgotten” conflict might be useful for those who would like a primer on the forthcoming commemorations. The origins of the War of 1812 can be found in the larg...
On This Date

On This Date – January 2012

JANUARY 1, 1921: Rear-Admiral Walter Hose succeeds Admiral Charles Kingsmill as director of the Naval Staff. JANUARY 2-6, 1945: After waiting for the solid dike country to freeze solid, 1st Canadian Corps launches well co-ordinated attacks on two strong German positions east of the Senio River in Italy. JANUARY 7, 1955: Canadian Parliament’s opening ceremonies and Speech from the Throne are broadcast live via television for the first time. JANUARY 8, 1944: Royal Canadian Navy corvette Camrose and Royal Navy frigate Bayntun share in the destruction of U-757 in the North Atlantic. JANUARY 9, 1965: Four motorists are killed when an avalanche of rock crashes onto the Hope-Princeton Highway in British Columbia. JANUARY 10, 1920: Canada becomes a founding member ...
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