October 19 – St. Albans Raid
The St. Alban's Raid took place on this day back in 1864.
19 Oct 2021
October 20 – Tommy Douglas was born
Happy Tommy Douglas Day! Tommy Douglas was born on this day in 1904. To learn more about Tommy Douglas, we spoke with C. Stuart Houston, an historian and author of "Tommy's Team : the People Behind the Douglas Years". Dr. Houston is a professor emeritus of the university of Saskatchewan, and an Officer of the Order of Canada.
20 Oct 2021
October 22 – Louis Riel is Born
To learn more about Riel we spoke with Director of the Saint-Boniface Museum in Winnipeg, Philippe Mailhot.
22 Oct 2021
October 7 – First concert of the NAC Orchestra
Back in 1969, 46 nervous and excited performers stepped onstage at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
7 Oct 2021
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October 14 – SS Caribou sunk by German submarine
The passenger ferry was sunk off the coast of Nova Scotia back in 1942.
14 Oct 2021
October 8 – Multiculturalism Policies Introduced
The first ever policies regarding multiculturalism were announced on this date back in 1971.
8 Oct 2021
October 18 - The Famous Five
On this day back in 1929, women became "persons". Guest host, Jennie Palmer.
18 Oct 2021
October 13 – Anniversary of the Canadian Navy
Back in 1910, an Imperial Order in Council transferred the Naval Station at Halifax to the Canadian Government.
13 Oct 2021
October 12 – Sam Hughes and General Arthur Currie
We spoke with Tim Cook, historian with the Canadian War Museum and author of The Madman and the Butcher: The Sensational Wars of Sam Hughes and General Arthur Currie.
12 Oct 2021