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These Are The Results For The Week Of January 14 – January 20

Jules Leger is sworn in as Canada’s Governor General.

The T. Eaton Company announces it will stop publishing its catalogue.

Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson meets with French President Charles de Gaulle in Paris.

Paris peace talks result in U.S. President Richard Nixon ordering a halt to U.S. bombing in North Vietnam. Air strikes continue against communist forces in South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos..

The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris. The league, a precursor to the United Nations, attempts to ensure peace through international negotiation, co-operation and diplomacy.

The Persian Gulf War begins with an American-led coalition offensive against Iraq. Captain Duncan Miller of the Canadian Navy becomes commander of the Combined Logistics Force, the only non-American to hold such an important command at sea during the war. He is responsible for a force of approximately 30 supply and escort ships from several different countries.

Canadians launch a highly successful raid against German lines northeast of the Lens-Bethune Railway near Calonne, France. In less than an hour, the Canadians blow up more than 40 dugouts, three ammunition dumps, capture enemy guns and take 100 prisoners.

In Italy, 11th Canadian Infantry Brigade attacks well-prepared German Gustav Line defences along the Arielli River to prevent German units there from moving to face the main Allied offensive at Anzio and Cassino.

The Ontario Legislature condemns Canada’s war effort as inadequate.

Scud missiles fired from Iraq hit the Israeli city of Tel Aviv and the Israeli seaport of Haifa. Early reports say casualties are light.

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands is born in an Ottawa hospital.

While escorting slow convoy MKS-6 from North Africa to the United Kingdom, the Canadian corvette HMCS Port Arthur picks up an asdic echo and then goes on the hunt, resulting in the sinking of Italian submarine Tritone.

The prototype of the CF-100 flies for the first time. The CF-100 is a purely Canadian aircraft built to replace the Sabre. Belgium purchases and flies the CF-100, being the only other nation to do so.

Canadian warships Athabaskan, Haida and Iroquois participate in their first night-time patrol of the English Channel. Part of the 10th Destroyer Flotilla, the destroyers participate in a series of offensive sweeps that help secure the Western Approaches to the Channel.

The Canadian Tribal-class destroyer HMCS Athabaskan (2nd) commissions into the Royal Canadian Navy at Halifax.


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