These Are The Results For The Week Of March 11 – March 17

03/11/1935
Established by an act of Parliament the previous year, the Bank of Canada officially begins operations and becomes Canada’s central bank.

03/11/1985
The Soviet people have a new leader in Mikhail Gorbachev.

03/12/1857
One of Canada’s worst rail disasters occurs on the outskirts of Hamilton. Nearly 60 people die and 18 more are injured in the passenger train crash at the Desjardins Canal.

03/12/2000
The Royal 22nd Regiment ends operations with United Nations peacekeepers in East Timor.

03/13/1951
Communist forces began a withdrawal across all fronts in the Korea War.

03/13/1964
Operation Snowgoose begins with Royal Canadian Air Force Yukon transport aircraft delivering troops and equipment to the newly created peacekeeping force in Cyprus.

03/14/1933
Winston Churchill calls for stronger air defence.

03/14/1978
Israel launches a limited invasion of Lebanon.

03/15/1900
The Royal Canadian Regiment arrives in Bloemfontein after taking part in the British 9th Division drive to seize the Boer capital of the Orange Free State in South Africa.

03/15/1935
The Legion presents a brief to the Hyndman Commission calling for full employment of veterans.

03/16/1935
Hitler introduces military conscription, hence violating the Treaty of Versailles.

03/16/1943
One of the worst convoy battles in the Battle of the Atlantic begins. The three-day battle ends with the sinking of several Allied merchant ships.

03/17/1945
His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Guysborough is torpedoed and sunk by U-878 while on minesweeping duty in the Bay of Biscay off France. Many of her 51 casualties die while awaiting rescue.

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