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On this date: December 2019

1 December 1996 Remains of crew members killed in the crash of RCAF Dakota KN-563 on June 21, 1945, are recovered. The plane had been flying supplies to British troops in Burma (now Myanmar).   2 December 1968 The Canadian submarine HMCS Rainbow is commissioned; purchased from the United States, it was originally known...
  • 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,...
  • On this date: July 2018

    July 1, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    1 July 1943 The second of two Canadian convoys departs Scotland en route to the Mediterranean. 2 July 1885 Plains Cree chief Mistahimaskwa (Big Bear) surrenders to North West Mounted Police officers, ending the Northwest Rebellion. 3 July 1931 HMC ships Saguenay and Skeena complete...
  • On this date: June 2018

    June 1, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    1 June 1876 The Royal Military College of Canada opens in Kingston, Ont., with a class of 18 cadets. 2 June 1916 Canadian positions are hit by German shellfire at the northern edge of Sanctuary Wood, near Ypres, Belgium. 3 June 1885 In the Battle...
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