The British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were federally united into one Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867.
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Alexander Mackenzie replaced John A. Macdonald as prime minister in 1873.
And in 1878, Mackenzie was replaced by... John A. Macdonald.
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It's William Lyon Mackenzie King!
He served more than 21 years as prime minister.
July 1, 1867November 7, 1921February 15, 1965April 17, 1982
The Canadian flag made its first official appearance on February 15, 1965.
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Tom Thomson was not officially part of the Group Of Seven.
Although Thomson had great influence over the group of Canadian painters, he died before the group was actually formed.
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It's Kiefer Sutherland!
Kiefer Sutherland's mother is actress Shirley Douglas, who is the daughter of politician Tommy Douglas.
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Newfoundland entered the Canadian Confederation on March 31, 1949. It was renamed Newfoundland and Labrador on December 6, 2001.
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It's Florence Bird!
Roy, Forrester, and Vanier received the Order Of Canada on July 6, 1967. Bird, a Canadian journalist and broadcaster, had to wait until 1971 to receive the order.
Fabienne is NOT one of the names of the Dionne quintuplets.
"From sea to sea.""Seek ye first the kingdom of God.""Glorious and free.""Strong and free."
While each province has its own motto, "From sea to sea" is the motto for the Dominion of Canada.
Laura Secord's maiden name was Ingersoll.
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The SS Mont-Blanc and the SS Imo collided on December 6, 1917.
The explosion killed approximately 2,000 people in and around Halifax (and injuring another 9,000).
Tom Longboat won the Boston Marathon in 1907.
He set a record time of 2:24:24.
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George Orton won Canada's first Olympic gold medal in 1900 for the 2500m steeplechase.
Women were declared persons under Canadian law in 1929.
The decision was the culmination of the Edwards v Canada case, also known as the "Persons Case."
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The Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup in 1993.
And that's the last time a Canadian team has won.
Instant mashed potatoesThe Walkie-TalkieThe snow-blowerThe goalie mask
Edward Asselbergs invented instant mashed potatoes.
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Foster Hewitt was the first host of Hockey Night In Canada.
He first hosted the radio show in 1931 and stayed when the show transitioned to television, remaining host until 1965.
Since becoming Queen in 1952, there have been 12 Canadian prime ministers.
Louis St. Laurent, John Diefenbaker, Lester B. Pearson, Pierre Trudeau, Joe Clark, John Turner, Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell, Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin, Stephen Harper, and Justin Trudeau.