On This Day

January 12

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1977 KAIN AND AUGUSTINE WOW MOSCOWMoscow Russia – Karen Kain 1951- and Frank Augustyn 1953- perform with the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow; the National Ballet of Canada stars are the first Canadian dancers so honored.

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St. Boniface Manitoba – Founding of the Collège St-Boniface in Red River. Here’s a William Napier watercolour of St. Boniface 40 years later.


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Cleveland Ohio – Toronto-born rock superstar Neil Young inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; with the Allman Brothers Band, Janis Joplin and Frank Zappa.

In Other Events…
1981 Ottawa Ontario – Justice Minister Jean Chretien 1934- rewrites the Charter of Rights in proposed constitutional package, giving the provinces more power.
1977 Montreal Quebec – Air Canada suspends regular flights to Moscow, Prague, and Brussels, cuts domestic schedule; to offset 1976 operating losses
1977 Ottawa Ontario – Federal Court of Canada upholds restriction on use of French in Canadian airspace.
1951 Vatican City – Archbishop Paul-Emile Léger of Montreal appointed to the College of Cardinals.
1918 Montreal Quebec – Montreal Canadien Joe Malone scores 5 goals as his team beats Ottawa 9-4.
1916 Ottawa Ontario – Cabinet Order in Council raises Canadian troop strength in World War I to 500,000.
1907 Toronto Ontario – First issue of the Financial Post published.
1842 Charlottetown PEI – John Ings publishes the first issue of The Islander newspaper.
1759 Louisbourg Nova Scotia – James Wolfe 1727-1759 appointed Major-General and Commander-in-Chief of land forces in expedition against Quebec.
1743 South Dakota – Francois de Varennes de La Verendrye sights Big Horn Range of Rocky Mountains with brother Louis-Joseph.
1598 Paris France – Troilus de Mesgouez, Marquis de La Roche c1540-1606 awarded further ownership and trade monopoly of New France from Henri IV; appointed Lieutenant General of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador

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