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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: July 2016

    June 29, 2016 by Legion Magazine
      1 July 1916 The Newfoundland Regiment is nearly wiped out at Beaumont-Hamel in France. 2 July 1941 The Canadian Women’s Auxiliary Air Force is created. 3 July 1814 Fort Erie surrenders to American troops as the Niagara Peninsula campaign begins. 4 July 1886 The...
  • ON THIS DATE: June 2016

    June 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
      1 JUNE 1919 Ten thousand returning veterans march in support of the 30,000 workers of the Winnipeg General Strike.   2 JUNE 1953 Queen Elizabeth II is crowned. 3 JUNE 1944 RCAF Canso pilot Flt. Lt. R.E. McBride sinks U-477 with four depth charges....
  • On This Date: May 2016

    April 30, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    1 MAY 1961 No. 415 Maritime Patrol Squadron, RCAF is formed, based in Prince Edward Island. 2 MAY 1885 In the Battle of Cut Knife, Chief Poundmaker’s Cree warriors deal Canadian troops their last defeat of the Northwest Rebellion. 3 MAY 1917 Nearly 500 Germans...
  • On this date: April 2016

    March 31, 2016 by Legion Magazine
        1 APRIL 1734 Canada’s first lighthouse goes into operation at Louisbourg, the French fortress on Cape Breton Island. 2 APRIL 1973 Canada’s first national lottery is announced; it raises $15 million toward the $1.5 billion 1976 Summer Olympics. 3 APRIL 1669 King Louis...
  • On this date: March 2016

    March 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    1 March 1633 Samuel de Champlain becomes the first governor of New France. 2 March 1923 Canada signs its first independent international treaty—with the United States— to preserve the Pacific halibut fishery. 3 March 1942 Avro Lancasters lay mines off the coast of Germany in...
  • On this date: February 2016

    January 31, 2016 by Legion Magazine
      1 FEBRUARY 1944 For the first time since the First World War, a Canadian Corps operates in the front line, in Italy.   2 FEBRUARY 1943 The German 6th Army surrenders at Stalingrad.   3 FEBRUARY 1916 The Parliament Buildings in Ottawa are destroyed...
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