We spoke with Mark Tewskbury about his gold medal win at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Back in 1874, social activist and first leader of the CCF, J.S. Woodsworth was born.
John Boyko, the Dean of History and Social Science at Lakefield School in Ontario, as well as author of "Bennett: The Rebel Who Challenged and Changed a Nation" discusses the legacy of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett.
Fredrick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin from the pancreas of a dog. With the help of JJR Macleod and James Collip, the group would go on to treat human sufferers of diabetes.
Back in 1758, French forces surrendered the Fortress of Louisbourg after a 7 week siege by the British.
On July 23, 1914 a steamship filled with passengers from India, The Komagata Maru, was turned away from Canadian shores. We spoke with Dr. Hugh Johnston on the incident and its legacy.
Back in 1793, Alexander Mackenzie and company reach the Pacific Ocean, Mackenzie makes mark.
We spoke with Terrence Gordon, the author of four books about Marshall McLuhan, including a biography and most recently McLuhan: A Guide for the Perplexed. He has also edited new editions of four of McLuhan's works.
Dr. Catharine Wilson discusses Ontario's 19th Century Worker Bees (not that kind of bee). Dr. Wilson's research on worker bee's is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Paul Charles Howell, author and key player in the Montreal Olympic Organizing Committee discusses the legacy of the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
Back on July 15th, 1870, Canada officially takes control of the area known as Rupert's Land. The Hudson's Bay Company was originally granted the land 200 years earlier, back in 1670.
Robert J. Hoshowsky author of "The Last to Die: Ronald Turpin, Arthur Lucas, and the End of Capital Punishment in Canada" discusses the end of the death penalty in Canada.
Canadian Pierre Berton was born on July 12, 1920.
The first official chuckwagon race takes place in Calgary back in 1923.
Roy MacGregor, author of "Canoe Lake" discusses the disappearance of the now-famous Canadian painter back in 1917.
July 7th, 1937 was a big day for Dr. Norman Bethune. Larry Hannant explains...
Professor David Mills discusses the career and significance of Canadian professional hockey player George Edward "Chief" Armstrong
The creation of the first all-Black Canadian battalion in WWI.
Christine Leppard discusses Canada's involvement in The Battle of the Somme.
Dr. Matthew Barlow discusses the historical significance of Canada Day. Happy Canada Day everyone!