These Are The Results For The Week Of March 18 – March 24

Former Governor General Lord Stanley donates a silver cup as an award for the best hockey team in Canada.

An overwhelming number of white South Africans are supporting a mandate for political reforms to end apartheid.

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon is created.

The preparatory artillery bombardment begins for the assault on Vimy Ridge in France.

The Yukon Field Force is organized to maintain Canadian sovereignty and authority in the Klondike.

The Canadian government announces that a Distant Early Warning Line will be constructed in northern Canada. The DEW Line, as it became known, would consist of different types of radar facilities used to detect possible Soviet invasion, missile or air attacks directed across the Arctic.

Governor General Lord Stanley awards the first Stanley Cup to the Montreal AAA team in their win against the Ottawa Generals.

Eighth Army reaches the 38th Parallel in Korea.

The United Nations India-Pakistan Observer Mission is created. It will be commanded by Canadian Major-General B.F. MacDonald.

The Japanese occupy the Andaman Islands in the Pacific.

During initial bombardment in support of Operation Plunder, the crossing of the Rhine River, the first variable-timed or VT fused shells are fire. The fuse was invented by a team of Canadian and American scientists.

Four CF-18 fighter aircraft hit targets in Kosovo. The attack, which involved other North Atlantic Treaty Organization aircraft, was part of Operation Allied Force. Its goal: to reduce resistance by Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic’s forces.

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