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.
The St. Alban's Raid took place on this day back in 1864.
On this day back in 1929, women became "persons". Guest host, Jennie Palmer.
We spoke with Brad Lee, the curator of The Ties That Bind, an online historical research project that works to recognize the contributions of the Chinese Canadian community to the building of Canada.
The passenger ferry was sunk off the coast of Nova Scotia back in 1942.
Back in 1910, an Imperial Order in Council transferred the Naval Station at Halifax to the Canadian Government.
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.
The first ever policies regarding multiculturalism were announced on this date back in 1971.
Back in 1969, 46 nervous and excited performers stepped onstage at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Back in 1925, station opens in Aklavik, NWT as part of the North West Territories and Yukon Radio System.
Back in 1982, Laurie Skreslet became the first Canadian to reach the top of Mount Everest. Canadian Pat Morrow followed only days later.
Glenn Gould passed away on this day back in 1982. He was 50.
British Trade Commissioner James Cross was released by members of the FLQ on this date back in 1970. We spoke with Professor William Tetley, a member of the Quebec Provincial Cabinet at the time of the crisis as well as author of "The October Crisis, 1970: An Insider's View".
The famous Canadian painter returns to Toronto after more than two years in the West.
John Rae is born in Scotland on this day back in 1813.
We spoke with astronaut Robert Thirsk: the Canadian who has spent the most time in space.
Historian and author John English discusses the legacy of Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau.
Park opened to public for the first time back in 1888.
We spoke with Dr. Linda Freeman, a professor at the University of Carleton.
Back in 1912 in New York, Quebec-born Mack Sennett releases his first Keystone Comedy film.