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On this date: January 2019

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 January 1951 UN forces evacuate Seoul, Korea, as it...
  • On this date: December 2017

    December 1, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    1 December 1941 Emperor Hirohito of Japan gives final approval to commence hostilities with the United States. 2 December 1943 Members of the First Special Service Force begin climbing Mount la Difensa, Italy, in an attempt to clear German positions. 3 December 1997 The Ottawa...
  • On this date: November 2017

    October 31, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    1 November 1914 Four recent graduates of the Royal Naval College of Canada are among those lost when Germany’s Asiatic Squadron sinks HMS Good Hope. They are Canada’s first naval casualties of the war. 2 November 1869 With a band of 120 armed men, Louis...
  • On this date: October 2017

    October 2, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    1 OCTOBER 1917 Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Bent is awarded the Victoria Cross for leading a successful counterattack to re-gain lost positions at Polygon Wood. 2 OCTOBER 1535 Jacques Cartier arrives at Hochelaga (now Montreal) on his second voyage to North America. 3 OCTOBER 1941 The largest...
  • On this date: September 2017

    September 5, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    1 September 1985 Canada provides aid to the United Nations multinational force supervising security provisions of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. Illustrations by Sharif Tarabay 2 September 1918 Six Canadians earn the Victoria Cross for heroic actions throughout France. 3 September 1939 The Battle of the...
  • On this date: August 2017

    August 1, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    1 AUGUST 1957 The North American Air Defence Command is created to unify control of air defences between Canada and the United States. 2 AUGUST 1610 Thinking he has reached the Pacific Ocean, Henry Hudson enters what would become Hudson Bay. 3 AUGUST 1961 Tommy...
  • On this date: July 2017

    July 1, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    1 July 1867 The first four provinces enter Confederation. 2 July 1940 HMCS St. Laurent rescues 861 German and Italian PoWs from a torpedoed ship bound for Canada. 3 July 1964 Four FLQ terrorists receive eight-year sentences for armed robberies. 4 July 1812 The first...
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