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Canada (Dominion) Day

Monday, July 01, 2013

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When: July 1st(except when it falls on a Sunday it is then celebrated the next day)

Canada Day is a celebration of Canadian nationalism, heritage and pride. Canada became self-governing on July 1st, 1867, with the passage of the British North America Act (BNA Act) in the British Parliament. The holiday was originally known as "Dominion Day". It was changed to Canada Day by the Canadian Parliament on October 27, 1982.

Did you know? The U.S. and Canada share the largest un-defended border in the world.

This Day in History July 1

Johann Esch and Heinrich Voes become the first Lutheran martyrs, burned at the stake by Roman Catholic authorities in Brussels. (1523)

American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. (1782)

Signing of the Quinault Treaty: the Quinault and the Quileute cede their land to the United States. (1855)

Joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's papers on evolution to the Linnean Society. (1858)

American Civil War: the Battle of Malvern Hill takes place. It is the final battle in the Seven Days Campaign, part of George B. McClellan's Peninsula Campaign. (1862)

American Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg begins. (1863)

The British North America Act of 1867 takes effect as the Constitution of Canada, creating the Canadian Confederation and the federal dominion of Canada; Sir John A. Macdonald is sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada. (1867)

The United States Department of Justice formally comes into existence.(1870)

Prince Edward Island joins the Canadian Confederation. (1873)

The Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful typewriter, goes on sale. (1874)

Canada joins the Universal Postal Union. (1878)

The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States. (1881)

The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada. (1885)

Canada and Bermuda are linked by telegraph cable. (1890)

Spanish-American War: the Battle of San Juan Hill is fought in Santiago de Cuba. (1898)

Start of first Tour de France bicycle race. (1903)

SOS is adopted as the international distress signal. (1908)

World War I: First day on the Somme – On the first day of the Battle of the Somme 19,000 soldiers of the British Army are killed and 40,000 wounded. (1916)

The Communist Party of China is founded. (1921)

The Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration. (1923)

United Airlines begins service (as Boeing Air Transport). (1931)

The Australian Federal Government becomes the sole collector of income tax in Australia as the State Income Tax is abolished. (1942)

Taxes begin to be withheld from paychecks. (1943)

Tokyo City merges with Tokyo Prefecture and is dissolved. Since then, no city in Japan has had the name "Tokyo" (present-day Tokyo is not officially a city). (1943)

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave. (1958)

Flooding of Canada's St. Lawrence Seaway begins. (1958)

Specific values for the international yard, avoirdupois pound and derived units (e.g. inch, mile and ounce) are adopted after agreement between the U.S.A., the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries. (1959)

ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail. (1963)

The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto. (1966)

Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the British North America Act, 1867, which officially made Canada its own federal dominion. (1967)

The CIA's Phoenix Program is officially established. (1968)

The Nuclear non-proliferation treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., London and Moscow by sixty-two countries. (1968)

Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO. (1968)

Sony introduces the Walkman. (1979)

O Canada officially becomes the national anthem of Canada. (1980)

The Wonderland Murders occurred in the early morning hours, allegedly masterminded by businessman and drug dealer Eddie Nash. (1981)

The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA. (1984)

The American radio station WFAN in New York, New York is launched as the world's first all-sports radio station. (1987)

German re-unification: East Germany accepts the Deutsche Mark as its currency, thus uniting the economies of East and West Germany. (1990)

Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces. (2007)
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