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On This Date – January 2011

1 JANUARY 1916
Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden promises to field an army of half a million men, and decides to commit two more army divisions to
the Western Front.

2 JANUARY 1908
The Royal Mint of Ottawa opens, later known as the Royal Canadian Mint.

On This Date – December 2010

. 1 DECEMBER 1996 A recovery team locates the remains of crew members killed when Royal Canadian Air Force Dakota KN-563 crashed during a monsoon

On This Date – November 2010

. 1 NOVEMBER 1939 Daily coast-to-coast flights launched by Trans-Canada Air Lines. Trans-Canada Air Lines brochure. PHOTO: BJORN LARSSON 2 NOVEMBER 1971 Eight Canadian Forces crew

On This Date – October 2010

1 OCTOBER 1990 Two months after Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Athabaskan (3rd) and HMCS Terra Nova sail out of Bahrain

On This Date – September 2010

1 SEPTEMBER 1939 The Second World War begins as German forces sweep into Poland with the power of the “lightning war,” better known as the

On This Date – August 2010

1 AUGUST 1957 As the Cold War continues, Canada and the U.S. agree to pool operational control of  air defences. This leads to the creation

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