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On this date: August 2019

1 August 1950 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police absorbs the Newfoundland Rangers and takes over policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador. 3 August 2000 An American-owned merchant ship being held up over a payment dispute is boarded by sailors of HMCS Athabaskan to compel delivery of 580 Canadian vehicles, 390 sea containers of equipment...
  • On this date: January 2019

    January 2, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    1 January 1885 Standard time goes into effect, the brainchild of CPR chief engineer Sir Sandford Fleming. 2 January 1940 The first Canadians decorated in the Second World War, Pilot Officer S.R. Henderson and Wing Commander J.F. Griffiths are awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. 3-4...
  • On this date: December 2018

    December 3, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    1 December 2009 Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk returns to Earth after six months on the International Space Station. 3 December 1942 An RAF Wellington bomber, crewed mainly by Canadians, is badly shot up but still acquires key data on German airborne radar. 7 December 1941...
  • On this date: November 2018

    November 1, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    1 November 1939 Daily coast-to-coast flights are launched by Trans-Canada Air Lines. 2 November 1907 A proclamation announces the creation of the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint. 4 November 1990 Prime Minister Brian Mulroney apologizes to Canadians of Italian origin forced to live in...
  • On this date: October 2018

    October 1, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    1 October 1943 Allied forces enter Naples. 2 October 1944 The Battle of the Scheldt begins. 3 October 1914 More than 30,000 men of the Canadian Expeditionary Force depart en route to Europe, the largest convoy ever to sail from Canada. 4 October 1957 The...
  • On this date: September 2018

    September 4, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    1 September 1939 Nazi Germany invades Poland. 2 September 1918 After a week of heavy fighting, Canadian troops break through the Drocourt-Quéant Line at Arras, France. 7 September 1942 HMCS Raccoon is sunk by U-165 while on convoy duty near Pointe-au-Père, Que., killing all 37...
  • On this Date: August 2018

    August 1, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    1 August 1990 Iraq invades Kuwait. Canada announces it will send a naval task group. 3 August 1876 Alexander Graham Bell makes the first test call on a telephone, to his uncle, David Charles Bell, who spoke to him from a telegraph office in Brantford,...
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