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This week in Canadian pop culture history: Queen Elizabeth II's birth, Sun News Network launch
April 17 Lester B. PearsonNational Film Board of Canada / Library and Archives Canada 1967Prime Minister Lester Pearson announced the…
On this day in Canadian pop culture: Dec. 25
A list of all of notable Canadian pop culture events on Christmas day
On this day in Canadian pop culture: Nov. 1
1847 Opera singer Emma Albani is born in Chambly, Quebec, a leading soprano of the 19th century and early 20th…
On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 31
1926 Ten days after being punched in the stomach at a performance in Montreal, illusionist Harry Houdini dies from a…
On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 30
1869 The first issue of Canadian Illustrated News, the first periodical to reproduce a photograph, is published in Montreal. 1971…
On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 29
1929 The Toronto Stock Exchange suffers huge losses as the New York stock market almost entirely collapses. “Black Tuesday” begins…
On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 24
Toronto Blue Jays win the World Series. They are the first team outside of the U.S. to win.
On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 14
1926 British author A.A. Milne publishes Winnie-the-Pooh. The honey-loving title character is inspired by a real-life bear named Winnipeg, which…
On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 13
1984 The “Challenger” lands at Cape Canaveral, Florida and during the eight-day mission, Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian to…
On this day in Canadian pop culture: October 12
Progressive Conservative Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announces a $55.6 billion deficit in 2009, the largest in Canadian history.
On this day in Canadian pop culture: October 11
1952 Montreal’s CBFT carries the first televised hockey game in Canada: Montreal Canadiens vs Detroit Red Wings. 1968 The founding…
On this day in Canadian pop culture: September 10
In 1919, the “Treaty of Saint Germain” was signed, ending the First World War. In 1939, Canada declared war on…
On this day in Canadian pop culture: September 9
1945 Toronto-born baseball player Dick Fowler of the Philadelphia Athletics pitches a no-hitter, becoming the only Canadian to ever do…
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