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These Are The Results For The Week Of December 31 – January 6

The Royal Canadian Air Force is at its peak with 215,000 people, including 15,000 members of the Women’s Division.

Russian President Boris Yeltsin resigns. He is replaced by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

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

Rear-Admiral Walter Hose succeeds Admiral Charles Kingsmill as director of the Naval Staff.

The Canadian Citizenship Act is passed.

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

After waiting for the sodden dike country to freeze solid, 1st Canadian Corps launches well-co-ordinated attacks on two strong German positions east of the Senio River in Italy. On the left, 1st Canadian Infantry Division captures Granarolo and Cotignola in a textbook infantry-artillery attack. On the right, 5th Cdn. Armoured Div. makes a daring charge against a larger enemy force to seize the south shore of Lake Commacchio.

Military dictator General Manuel Noriega surrenders in Panama.

The Communists occupy the capital of South Korea, a new line is established south of the former capital.

The World Food Program suspends operations in southern Somalia due to increased instability.

Canada’s first-ever female mayor, Barbara Hanley, is elected at Webbwood, Ont., west of Sudbury.


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