These Are The Results For The Week Of July 30 – August 5

July 30, 2012 by Legion Magazine

07/30/1962
Prime Minister John Diefenbaker officially opens the Trans-Canada Highway at Rogers Pass, B.C.

07/30/1974
The prime ministers of Greece and Turkey sign a peace deal for Cyprus.

07/31/1942
The Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service is founded, eventually to reach a wartime strength of 6,500 all ranks by 1945. Many Wrens serve as motor transport drivers and in communications work in Canada and in the United Kingdom for Plymouth Command.

07/31/1942
The Canadian destroyer HMCS Skeena and the Canadian corvette HMCS Wetaskiwin destroy U-588 in the mid-Atlantic.

August 1943
Western Escort Force becomes the name of the former Western Local Escort Force, best known for using corvettes and minesweepers to operate the Triangle Run—Halifax, Boston and St. John’s, Nfld.

08/1/1944
Family Allowance Bill is passed in the House of Commons.

08/1/1944
The Warsaw Uprising, the battle to liberate Warsaw, Poland, begins.

08/2/1990
Iraq invades Kuwait. Canada responds quickly by sending a naval task group.

08/3/1978
The Queen opens the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton.

08/3/1989
Barely 11 days old, Wesley Behm makes history as he receives a new heart at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. The surgical team is led by Dr. Wilbert Keon of the Ottawa Heart Institute.

08/4/1960
The Canadian Bill of Rights is approved by the House of Commons—guaranteeing civil rights and freedoms to all Canadians.

08/4-5/1914
Britain declares war on Germany, and so Canada is automatically at war.

08/5/1914
Britain (and hence Canada) declares war on Germany.

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