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These Are The Results For The Week Of April 22 – April 28

04/22/1915 The Germans unleash a new deadly weapon—chlorine gas—at Ypres, Belgium, on the Western Front. 04/22/1944 Two frigates, His Majesty’s Canadian ships Swansea and Matane, destroy U-311 while on convoy duty in the North Atlantic. 04/23/1915 In Belgium, Canadian infantry dig in after attacking Mauser Ridge west of Kitchener’s Wood near St. Julien. 04/23-24/1951...
  • 04/14/1944 His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Swansea of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Escort Group 9 and His Majesty’s Ship Pelican share in the sinking of U-448 in the Atlantic. 04/14-17/1945 The fight to liberate Apeldoorn in the Netherlands begins when 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade—supported by tanks...
  • 04/8/1940 Denmark and Norway are invaded by German forces.. 04/8/1951 In Korea, soldiers from the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry attack objectives across the 38th Parallel and are successful. 04/9/1917 At 5:30 a.m. the Canadian Corps launches its attack against Vimy Ridge as part of...
  • 04/1/1924 The Royal Canadian Air Force officially comes into existence. Its first director is Wing Commander W.G. Barker, a Victoria Cross recipient. 04/2/2003 Canadian navy ships Iroquois (2nd) and Fredericton (2nd) arrive in the Arabian Gulf. They join HMCS Regina as part of a U.S.-led...
  • 03/25/1952 The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry is surrounded as the Chinese raid Hill 132. The Canadians provide strong resistance and hang on to the position until the Chinese withdraw. 03/25/1958 The CF-105 Avro Arrow flies for the first time at Malton, Ont. Planned to...
  • 03/18/1892 Former Governor General Lord Stanley donates a silver cup as an award for the best hockey team in Canada. 03/18/1992 An overwhelming number of white South Africans are supporting a mandate for political reforms to end apartheid. 03/19/1978 The United Nations Interim Force in...
  • 03/11/1935 Established by an act of Parliament the previous year, the Bank of Canada officially begins operations and becomes Canada’s central bank. 03/11/1985 The Soviet people have a new leader in Mikhail Gorbachev. 03/12/1857 One of Canada’s worst rail disasters occurs on the outskirts of...
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