Day: December 1, 2013

On This Date: December 2013
Military History, On This Date

On This Date: December 2013

DECEMBER 1, 1919 The Memorial Cross, more widely known as the Silver Cross, is instituted. DECEMBER 2, 1946 His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Middlesex, en route to help a fishing vessel, runs aground on Shut-in Island near Halifax. The crew escapes unharmed. DECEMBER 3, 1970 British Trade Commissioner James Cross, held hostage for 60 days, is freed in exchange for free passage to Cuba for five Front de Libération du Québec captors. DECEMBER 4, 1943 The 2nd Canadian Brigade joins British, Indian and New Zealand troops in an attack on heavily defended German positions along the Moro River, Italy, in the first of 10 days of battle. DECEMBER 5, 1942 The Toronto Royal Canadian Air Force Hurricanes defeat the Winnipeg RCAF Bombers 8-5 in the first non-civilian Grey Cup at...

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