AUGUST 1, 1990
Iraq invades Kuwait. Canada sends a naval task group.
AUGUST 2, 1914
Germany invades Luxembourg, has mobilized 1.5 million men.
AUGUST 3, 2005
Canada’s last surviving Victoria Cross recipient, Ernest “Smokey” Smith, VC, dies.
AUGUST 4, 1914
Britain declares war against Germany.
AUGUST 5, 1914
The government announces purchase of two submarines to aid HMCS Rainbow in the Pacific.
AUGUST 6, 2008
HMCS Ville de Québec assigned to the World Food Program, escorts more than 36 million kilograms of food to Somalia.
AUGUST 7, 1941
Canada’s first artillery success in downing enemy aircraft is credited to the 3rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment near Frinton, England.
AUGUST 8, 1974
Scandal-plagued U.S. President Richard Nixon announces he will resign....