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Andrea Eidinger, Ph.D. 12h
Bone china, fun with atlases, Loblaws history, and more in the latest Canadian history roundup from Unwritten Histories!
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Mainland 8h
: on Jan 20, 1892, James Naismith from Almonte Ont hosts the world's first official basketball game in Springfield, MA! The game was surely the thrill of a lifetime by 1892 standards, and the bore of a lifetime by ours. Source:
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๐•ฏ๐–†๐–“๐–Ž๐–Š๐–‘ ๐•ธ๐–†๐–ˆ๐–‹๐–†๐–—๐–‘๐–†๐–“๐–Š ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jan 19
Has anyone done any concentrated or analysis of Thoreau's "An Excursion to Canada"? Or Fuller's "Summer on the Lakes, in 1843"? I'm really, really tempted to retrace their steps 170+ years later and write a series of pieces (blog or magazine) about it.
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Canadiana 7h
The route to the Klondike Gold Rush was a frozen death trap, but Martha Black was determined to make it out the other side. Watch the full episode:
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Adam Bunch 7h
Martha Black's story is so crazy, she should be on our money. The second woman ever elected to Canadian parliament survived the Chilkoot Trail in a long skirt and a corset... pregnant with her third child. Watch the full episode here:
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Canadian Crown ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 17h
The first Canadian penny introduced in 1858, was slightly larger than a modern quarter. The coinโ€™s obverse read โ€œVictoria, By The Grace of God, Queen of Canada,โ€ in Latin and was introduced to replace commonly used British, American & Spanish coins.
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Mainland Jan 17
This day in : on Jan 17, 2002, the Canadian dollar fell to below $0.62 American for the first time ever. Canada collectively sighed and looked forward to Nov 9, 2007 (when our money was worth more!) (Source: )
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AU Archives Jan 14
We are continuing to work to provide more in-depth archival descriptions for records relating to the early years of the Shingwauk IRS. Check out the new detailed description for the Shingwauk Letterbook, 1885-1887
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Canada's History Jan 16
One hundred and fifty students, from kindergarten to grade twelve, in Vulcan, Alberta, were assigned to paint one year in Canadaโ€™s history. One student chose to represent 1981 by painting the Canadarm, which had its first flight in that year.
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Dictionary of Canadian Biography Jan 19
Bio of the Day: Frederic Baraga was born into a prosperous Slovenian family and was ordained a priest in 1823. He came to North America in 1830 as a missionary. He died 1868.
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Jessica DeWitt 2h
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Mainland Jan 19
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Mainland Jan 14
Today in : on Jan 14, 1942, spurred by fears of WWII, Japanese individuals in BC were asked to register with the RCMP; a month later they were interned KMs away from the coast, their possessions sold to pay for the process. The majority were Canadian citizens by birth.
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ben bradley Jan 18
desperate last-minute attempt to relocate and consolidate canada's last herds of southern mountain caribou in revelstoke area.
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Shireen Jeejeebhoy Jan 18
Itโ€™s an amazing bill. I hung on to my first one for as long as possible. RT : My first glimpse of Viola Davis on our 10$ bill.
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Mainland Jan 13
This day in : on Jan 13, 1999, Toronto calls on the Canadian Army to help dig the city out of 118.4 cm (46.5") of snow; on the same day six years later, Toronto records a record high for Jan 13: 18ยฐC (64.4ยฐF). (Source: )
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Dictionary of Canadian Biography Jan 16
Bio of the Day: Louise-Catherine Andrรฉ de Leigne is remembered for her amorous adventures. In 1741 she married a young officer without having the consent of his widowed mother - the marriage was declared invalid.
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Carmen Nielson Jan 17
ppl: if you get caught in a loop paying your CHA dues, clear your history/cache
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ben bradley Jan 17
highway 3 and the similkameen valley near keremeos bc, mid 1960s.
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Adam Montgomery Jan 15
Are you a fan? Are you following yet? If not, you should be. Interesting content that brings Canadian history to life while keeping it accessible. ๐Ÿ‘
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