Day: July 31, 2016

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On this date: August 2016

  1 AUGUST 1959 Georges P. Vanier, Canada’s first French-speaking governor general, is appointed. 2 AUGUST 1909 The Silver Dart makes its first passenger flight, in an army evaluation at Camp Petawawa. 3 AUGUST 2006 Four soldiers of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry are killed in a Taliban ambush.: Corporal Christopher Reid, Corporal Bryce Keller, Sergeant Vaughn Ingram, Private Kevin Dallaire. 4 AUGUST 1910 The first ship is commissioned for the Canadian navy. 5-6 AUGUST 1944 HMC Ships Haida and Iroquois and three British ships sink five and damage three German ships in the Bay of Biscay. 6 AUGUST 1945 The atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. 7 AUGUST 1916 The Battle of Pozières Ridge ends. 8 AUGUST 1944 SS defenders ar...

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