Day: August 1, 2015

On This Date: August 2015
On This Date

On This Date: August 2015

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....

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