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|1920||JOE MALONE SCORES RECORD SEVEN GOALSQuebec City – Quebec Bulldogs’ Joe ‘The Phantom’ Malone 1890-1969 sets NHL record of 7 goals in one game against Toronto. He had previously scored nine goals in a Stanley Cup game against Sydney in 1913, and eight against the NHA Montreal Wanderers in 1917. In his first NHL season he scored 44 goals in only 20 games, and had 146 goals in only 125 games.|
St Moritz Switzerland – Canadian team attend opening of the fifth Winter Olympic games in St Moritz. Among those attending is Barbara Ann Scott, who will win the Gold in Figure Skating, and the RCAF Flyers ice hockey team, who will also take home the gold.
Guelph Ontario – First Grand Trunk train arrives in Guelph from Toronto. On this day 67 years later the Grand Trunk is absorbed into Canadian National Railways. Here’s one of the first GTR engines.
And in Today's Canadian Birthdays...
John Crosbie 1931-
Also François Bigot 1703 -1778
|In Other Events…|
|1991||Toronto Ontario – The Hudson’s Bay Company announces it is selling its fur business due to declining sales; the HBC was originally founded as a fur trading company in 1670.|
|1990||Ottawa Ontario – CBC President Gerard Veilleux announces 500 jobs to be cut at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation over the next year.|
|1990||Ottawa Ontario – Finance Minister Michael Wilson gets 7% Goods and Services Tax bill through first reading in the Commons; to start January, 1991.|
|1985||Ottawa Ontario – Federal government states that metric measurement will continue to be mandatory, but retailers can use the imperial system at the same time.|
|1981||Ottawa Ontario – Parliamentary Committee accepts proposed native rights amendments to the Constitution.|
|1975||Toronto Ontario – Ontario starts Wintario lottery to raise money for recreation and cultural activities and facilities.|
|1973||Japan – Winnipeg-based Investors Growth Fund of Canada first foreign mutual fund to sell units in Japan; through Nikko Securities; after liberalization of investment controls.|
|1969||Vandenberg AFB California – Canadian ISIS 1 satellite launched, to continue ionospheric research from the Alouette series; mass of 241 kg.|
|1966||Ottawa Ontario – Government announces that over 100,000 Canadians aged 69 are now eligible for $75 Old Age Security pensions.|
|1964||Montreal Quebec – Terrorists raid armoury in Montreal for weapons and ammunition; group calling itself Comité révolutionnaire du Québec.|
|1942||Ottawa Ontario – Byrne Hope Sanders appointed first head of Consumer Branch of Wartime Prices and Trade Board; ex-editor of Chatelaine Magazine.|
|1930||Toronto Ontario – Police arrest 9 members of the Standard Exchange for fraud; including members of the 5 biggest mining companies; later 27 sent to jail.|
|1923||Ottawa Ontario – Canadian National Railways Company takes over the Grand Trunk Railway, starting the amalgamation of other lines to create what is now CN Rail.|
|1897||Washington DC – UK-US convention establishes BC-Yukon boundary.|
|1868||Halifax Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia legislature opens first session after Confederation.|
|1839||London England Britain – John Lambton, Lord Durham 1792-1840 completes his ‘Report on the Affairs of British North America’; two months after resigning; handed over the following day.|
|1815||Toronto Ontario – John Strachan 1778-1867 writes letter to ex-President Thomas Jefferson protesting actions of US forces in the War of 1812.|
|1654||St. Peters Nova Scotia – Nicolas Denys 1598-1688 Governor of Gulf Islands, Canso to Gaspe, makes headquarters at St. Pierre; has royal concession to mine Cape Breton gold, silver and copper.|
|1646||Trois- Rivières Quebec – Father de Nouë, a Jesuit priest, freezes to death in a blizzard on the way to Fort Richelieu.|
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