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July 1st: Canada Day Facts

Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada), formerly Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), is the national day of Canada celebrating the anniversary of the July...

United States v. Susan B. Anthony

On June 18, 1873, Susan B. Anthony was found guilty of Unlawful Voting in the United States  presidential election of November 5, 1872. Casting her ballot...

Isms: Jingoism

Jingoism is extreme patriotism in the form of aggressive foreign policy. In practice, it is a country’s advocation of the use of threats or...

Longest Game in NHL History

The longest overtime game in the National Hockey League occurred during the Stanley Cup playoffs on March 24, 1936.  Detroit Red Wing’s Modere (Mud) Bruneteau scored...

Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit

Six publishers rejected Beatrix Potter’s  “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” before she decided to publish her own edition of the story. Having seen the edition,...

Origins: The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

Sliced bread was first sold in 1928 and advertised as “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped”. This led...

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and...

Origins: Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs

There is some disagreement on the origins of the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs.  Some claim that the original Easter eggs are Pagan symbols...