Canada - Wikipedia

Canada World Atlas

The World Factbook  North America:: Canada   CIA, 06/23/2014

Canada country profile - BBC News

Tom Brokaw Explains Canada To Americans - YouTube

July 1st    Canada Day

Maple Syrup 2018
Maple Syrup Exporters by Country
The World's Top Producers of Maple Syrup -
Minnesota Maple Syrup Producers' Association
Blog | Minnesota Maple Syrup | Minnesota Maple Syrup Blog
Canada  |  Wisconsin  |  Minnesota
Maple Syrup Making

The Inuit strive to keep their culture alive as ice melts National Geographic, July 23, 2019
Inuit - Wikipedia
Canada  |  Alaska
Global Warm Expedition  |  Climate Change

15569 190613  Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors Game 6 - Full Game Highlights 2019 Finals FreeDawkins - YouTube
Toronto Raptors beat Golden State Warriors to win NBA finals – live! Sport The Guardian
NBA Finals 2019     Golden State Warriors  vs. Toronto Raptors: 2 - 4
The official site of the NBA -
2019 NBA Playoffs -
Game 6  Thurs, June 13, 2019
Sports  2019  |  Canada

15190 190213  Where to travel in 2019  -  The world’s 28 most exciting destinations for the year ahead.
Mexico City, Mexico; Kansas City, Missouri; Bisti / De-Na-Zin Wilderness, New Mexico; Toronto, Canada; Oakland, California, South Walton County, Florida
50 States & Washington, D.C. +

15167 190206  Top 10 Best Winter Destinations In The World - YouTube  Dec. 8, 2017
#1 Vienna, Austria  #4 Tokyo, Japan  #6 Park City, Utah  #7 Breckenridge, Colorado  #8 Quebec, Canada  

15002 181215  Giant 552 carats yellow diamond found in Canada mine - BIGGEST IN NORTH AMERICA - YouTube
Largest Diamond Ever Found in North America Unearthed in Canada - Bloomberg
List of largest rough diamonds - Wikipedia

List of diamond mines - Wikipedia
How Do They Mine Diamonds? - YouTube
How Do They Do It - Polishing Diamonds? - YouTube

TOP 7 Countries With The Most Diamonds Found - YouTube
Diamond Mining in Sierra Leone - YouTube  "Blood Diamonds"
Blood Diamond Official Trailer #1 - (2006) HD - YouTube
Most EXPENSIVE Diamonds In The World! - YouTube


12921 170630  Madison makes urgent call to commission more officers to fight the British - Jun 30, 1812 -
The War of 1812 - Crash Course US History #11 - YouTube
Presidents:    James Madison   #4

15057 190105  House resolves to stop sharing Oregon - Jan 05, 1846 -
Oregon Treaty - Wikipedia
Expansion Expansion by Purchase and Treaty Slide 09 Oregon Treaty - YouTube
Oregon Territory - Manifest Destiny Choose Your Own Adventure - YouTube
Presidents:  James K. Polk    #11
Oregon Territory - Wikipedia
Washington  |  Oregon  |  Idaho

UK (now Canada)

14406 180615  U.S.-Canadian border established - Jun 15, 1846 -
Presidents    James K. Polk    #11
12863 170615  U.S.-Canadian border established - Jun 15, 1846 -
Canada & The United States (Bizarre Borders Part 2) - YouTube 
America  |  Canada

13566 171118  Railroads create the first time zones - Nov 18, 1883 -
Presidents:    Chester A. Arthur    #21
America  |  Canada

Canada’s transcontinental railway completed - Nov 07, 1885 -
Canadian Pacific Railway - Wikipedia
Canadian_Pacific_Railway#Holiday_Train  1999-   , 
two Holiday Trains that cover 150 stops in Canada and the United States Northeast and Midwest. 
Canada  |  Minnesota
Canada’s transcontinental railway completed - YouTube
Canadian Pacific Railway - YouTube

12823 170605  Discoverer of Klondike Gold dies - Jun 05, 1922 -
George Carmack discovers Klondike gold - Aug 16, 1896 -
George Carmack - Wikipedia
Klondike Gold Rush - Wikipedia
Canada  |  Alaska
Our photos:  a Prospector (far right in photo)  |  Gold Panning 

Detroit-Windsor Tunnel opens to traffic - Nov 03, 1930 -
Michigan  |  Canada

FIFA World Cup
FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ -
FIFA Women's World Cup - Wikipedia

World Cup page

early July - mid July Calgary Stampede, Calgary, Alberta (Province), Canada < >
9631 150708  Calgary Stampede, Calgary, Alberta (Province), Canada < >
July 3 - 12, 2015
July 6 - Calgary Stampede Rodeo Highlights - YouTube  2012

2013 Calgary Stampede - YouTube
Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Races Heat 7 - YouTube  2013

Photos:  Rodeo  |  Chuckwagon

Canada Famous Native Sons and Daughters

born c. 1565   Henry Hudson  
Henry Hudson | English navigator and explorer |  c. 1565 - after June 22, 1611
Henry Hudson -
Henry Hudson - Ages of Exploration
Henry Hudson - Wikipedia
 c. 1565-1570  -  1611 (presumed), an English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th century.
Hudson made two attempts on behalf of English merchants to find a prospective
Northwest Passage to Cathay (today's China) via a route above the Arctic Circle. ...

Henry Hudson - Mini Biography - YouTube
Henry Hudson - Explorer's Hall of Fame Project - YouTube
The Four Voyages of Henry Hudson - YouTube
Explorers  |  Canada  |  New York

born April 17, 1620    St. Marguerite Bourgeoys
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys - Wikipedia 
Marguerite Bourgeoys, C.N.D., April 17, 1620 - January 12, 1700, the French founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal in the colony of New France, now part of Québec. She lived in Fort Ville-Marie (now Montreal) as of 1653, educating young girls, the poor, and natives until her death at the turn of the 18th century. She is also significant for developing one of the first uncloistered religious communities in the Catholic Church. She has been declared a Saint by the Catholic Church.

13397 171013  Sir Isaac Brock saves Canada - Oct 13, 1812 -
War of 1812 Bicentennial: Battle of Queenston Heights - General Isaac Brock's death - YouTube
Isaac Brock - Wikipedia 
Major-General Sir Isaac Brock KB, 6 October 1769 – 13 October 1812, a British Army officer and colonial administrator from Guernsey.
Canada  |  War of 1812

born December 17, 1874    W.L. Mackenzie King   
W.L. Mackenzie King | prime minister of Canada |

William Lyon Mackenzie King - Wikipedia OM CMG PC; December 17, 1874 – July 22, 1950, the dominant Canadian political leader from the 1920s through the 1940s. He served as the tenth Prime Minister of Canada from 1921 to 1926, 1926 to 1930, and 1935 to 1948. He is best known for his leadership of Canada throughout the Second World War (1939–1945) when he mobilized Canadian money, supplies and volunteers to support Britain while boosting the economy and maintaining home front morale. ...
Canada's Involvement In WW2 - YouTube

Canada and WW2 - YouTube
CBC - Canada Declares War on Germany - YouTube

Canada’s transcontinental railway completed - Nov 07, 1885 -
Canadian Pacific Railway - Wikipedia
Canadian_Pacific_Railway#Holiday_Train  1999-   , 
two Holiday Trains that cover 150 stops in Canada and the United States Northeast and Midwest. 
Canada  |  Minnesota
Canada’s transcontinental railway completed - YouTube
Canadian Pacific Railway - YouTube

born January 26, 1891    Wilder Penfield
Wilder Penfield’s 127th birthday  Google Doodle
Google celebrates Wilder Penfield, a scientist who used burnt toast to learn about the brain - The Verge video
Wilder Penfield - Wikipedia 
OM CC CMG FRS, January 26, 1891 – April 5, 1976, an American Canadian neurosurgeon. He expanded brain surgery's methods and techniques, including mapping the functions of various regions of the brain such as the cortical homunculus.
Washington  |  Wisconsin

born October 18, 1919    Pierre Trudeau
Pierre Trudeau
Biography – TRUDEAU, PIERRE ELLIOTT – Volume XXII (1991-2000) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Remembering Pierre Trudeau of Canada - PBS NewsHour - 2000 - YouTube
Reflections: The Trudeau Legacy (2001) - YouTube
Pierre Trudeau - Wikipedia 
Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau PC CC CH QC FRSC, October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000, usually known as Pierre Trudeau or Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was a Canadian politician who served as the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968, to June 4, 1979, and again from March 3, 1980, to June 30, 1984. ...
Canada  |  Presidents:  Ronald Reagan    #40

St. Lawrence Seaway opened - Jun 26, 1959 -
The Story of the St. Lawrence Seaway - YouTube
Saint Lawrence Seaway - Wikipedia
Canada  |  America

12885 170620  Every spring, thousands of snakes let loose in Winnipeg — with only one thing on their minds – Twin Cities
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

10800 160131  Live News Stream | ABC Live Streaming Video - ABC News - Live Look at the Northern Lights Over Churchill, Manitoba -
Astronomy  |  Canada   

10642 151230  The World's 20 Most Impressive Bridges  Popular Mechanics
Capilano Suspension Bridge & Cliffwalk | North Vancouver BC | Canada - YouTube

Skywalk  |  Building  |  Canada

9669 150714  The World's Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens  MSN Travel, , 07/09/2015
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York City,
New York; Na 'Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, Hawaii; The Butchart Gardens, British Columbia, Canada; Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens, Tokyo; for more info on Japan, Explore Japan Info; Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado; Montreal Botanical Garden, Canada

5464 140327  Top 10 Magnificent Gardens -- National Geographic  from four Seasons of Travel
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York
BTW, Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, Minnesota is one of our favorites.

9185 150508  World's 29 Best Ice Cream Parlors  MSN food & drink, The Daily Meal
America  |  Canada

9130 150502  10 Most Beautiful Travel Adventures to Take Around the World  MSN Travel, PopSugar, 04/15/2015
#3  Northern Lights, Alaska, USA, Denmark, Greenland, Finland, and north of Canada; #5  Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA (Canyonlands National Park, Utah - U.S. National Park Service ?);
#9  Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
America  |  Canada

8986 150411-0412 
Travel Channel names the best family adventures for 2015 -  04/10/2015
Alaska, Glacier National Park, Montana, Panama, Peru, the Galapagos, Canada's west coast, Tokyo, Japan, and St. Lucia

9701 150718  World's Top 50 Hotels | Travel + Leisure
  |  Canada  |  Mexico 

8630 150228  Skiing, Snowboarding, ...
Chilling on Alberta high country slopes - LA Times 
-  Banff-Lake Louise area of Canada  -  12/06/2014
Ski season launches with changes at resorts in the West and Canada - LA Times 
America  |  Canada
Minnesota Ski Resorts |
We're pretty sure that for Minnesota, runs are short since we don't have high mountains, but lift tickets are cheap.
Many ski resorts are an easy drive away from the Twin Cities metro area. We love to ski! Note: Famous alpine skier, Lindsey Vonn is a St. Paul native. Lindsey Vonn Biography
Welch Village  |  Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort  |  Afton Alps
Lutsen Mountains: runs are quite long.

8610 150226  Survival Is the Ultimate Goal in World's Toughest Sled Dog Race  National Geographic, 02/20/2015
Yukon Quest is 1,000 bone-freezing miles across northern Canada.  -
Canada  |  Sled Dog Race (The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - info)  |  Extreme Sports

8609 150226  Extreme Photo of the Week - National Geographic  lots of cool photos
Adventure activities around the world
America  |  Canada  |  Mexico  |  rest of the world

8562 150220  The almost frozen Niagara Falls. [3500x2333] Photo by Lindsay DeDario (xpost from r-TrueNorthPictures) EarthPorn
our Photos: Frozen Minnehaha Falls  |  Water Falls  (Niagara Falls)
Canada  |  New York
Ice - an album on Flickr  NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboaratory
Great Lakes Ice Cover - NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)

Great Lakes  World Atlas
Great Lakes - Wikipedia

8080 141228  Glacier Skywalk | Brewster Travel Canada
Glacier Skywalk sneak-peek - YouTube
Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada - YouTube
Parks Canada - Jasper National Park - Welcome to Jasper National Park
2012 - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada - YouTube
Canada  |  Skywalks around the World  | 

7668 141109  The World's Scariest Bridges: Keep Your Eyes on the Road  Yahoo Travel Editors
Skywalk  |  Mexico

7497 141021  Conde Nast Traveler readers find top 25 cities in the world  AOL, 10/20/2014
Top 25 Cities in the World Readers' Choice Awards 2014 - Condé Nast Traveler  Calder Quinn, CNT Editors - Condé Nast Traveler, 10/21/2014
1. Florence, Italy, 2. Charleston, South Carolina, 3. Hungary, Budapest, 4. Cape Town, South Africa, 5. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 6. Prague, Czech Republic, 7. Rome, Italy, 8. Siem Reap, Cambodia, 9. Barcelona, Spain, 10. Santa Fe, New Mexico, 11. Krakow, Poland, 12. Luang Prabang, Laos, 13. Bangkok, Thailand, 14. Beiruit, Lebanon, 15. Vienna, Austria, 16. Siena, Italy, 17. New Orleans, Louisiana, 18. Quebec City, Canada, 19. Sydney, Australia, 20. San Francisco, California, 21. Chiang Mai, Thailand, 22. Salzburg, Austria, 23. Chicago, Illinois, 24. Bruges, Belgium, 25. Kyoto, Japan

7243 140923  Moab is for mountain bikers  Moab, Utah LeahCrane, 09/09/2014

Mountain bike - Wikipedia
Essential Mountain Biking Skills - YouTube

If Only Every Mountain Biking Video Was Shot Like This - Afrojacks.flv - YouTube
Dan Atherton MTB Enduro Racing - Four by Three - YouTube
Mega Avalanche Group 10 Qualifier 2011 from Start to Finish - YouTube
Freeride Mountain Biking in BC - YouTube
Red Bull Signature Series - Joyride 2012 FULL TV EPISODE 18 - YouTube  Whistler, BC., Canada
Red Bull Rampage from start to finish - YouTube  Zion National Park, Utah
Bicycle  |  Red Bull events  |  Utah

7198 140917  Canada number one in America's heart, U.S. online survey says - Toronto Star, The Canadian Press, 09/16/2014

7197 140917  Top 10 Oktoberfests -- National Geographic
From the National Geographic book Four Seasons of Travel
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada  Oktoberfest  ;  2  Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio  Oktoberfest Zinzinnati  |  Columbus Oktoberfest • September 26-28, 2014  ;  3  Leavenworth, Washington  Oktoberfest  ;  4  Colonia Tovar, Venezuela  ;  5  Blumenau, Brazil  ;  6  Bangalore, India  ;  7  Hong Kong, China;  8  Dubai, United Arab Emirates;  9  Brisbane, Australia  ;  10  Port Elizabeth, South Africa

7196 140917  Best Fall Trips 2014 -- National Geographic  Maryellen Kennedy Duckett: Enchanted Circle Scenic Drive, Taos, New Mexico; White Peacocks and Grand Palazzos: Island-Hopping in Lake Maggiore, Italy; Nation’s Largest Oktoberfest Celebration, Cincinnati, Ohio; Myanmar’s Biggest Hot Air Balloon Festival, Taunggyi, Shan State, Myanmar; India’s Biggest Hindu Festival: Diwali, Agra, India; Pirates Week National Festival, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Blooming Buenos Aires Walking Tour, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cenote Snorkeling in the World’s Longest Known Underwater Cave Systems, Quintana Roo, Mexico; Roaring and Rutting Ramble, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland;
Harvest Festival on the Eastern Edge of North America, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada
New Mexico Guide -- National Geographic
Oktoberfest home - Oktoberfest Zinzinnati  Sept. 19-21, 2014, Cincinnati, Ohio
New Mexico  |  Ohio  |  Mexico

6643 140712  The 10 Smartest Cities In North America  (Fast Company Co.Exist, Boyd Cohen)
1. Seattle, Washington, 2. (tie) Boston, Massachusetts, 2. (tie) San Francisco, California, 4. Washington D.C., 5. New York, New York, 6. Toronto, Canada, 7. Vancouver, Canada, 8. Portland, Oregon, 9. Chicago, Illinois, 10. Montreal, Canada

6341 140613  Quebec City, Canada, Photos - National Geographic Travel  photograph by Susan Seubert
Quebec City - Wikipedia
Provinces and territories of Canada - Wikipedia

8086 141228  "The Circus is in town!"  Varekai | Touring Show | Cirque du Soleil  Target Center, Minneapolis, MN Dec. 27 & 28, 2014
Cirque du Soleil | Discover Our Shows, Tour Plan & Buy Tickets Online
Varekai by Cirque du Soleil - Official Trailer 2014 - YouTube
opening-VAREKAI (Cirque du Soleil) - YouTube

Cirque du Soleil - Varekai Live in Zurich 2010 Full - YouTube
Cirque du Soleil's Big Top  photos  |  Canada
5728 140421  Montreal embraces the circus arts  (Boston Globe, Patricia Harris and David Lyon, 04/19/2014)
Cirque du Soleil - Wikipedia
3690 131006  "Famous Circuses" Tops of the big tops America’s best circuses - Travel - Family NBC News  (NBC News, Meredith Hansen - Forbes Traveler, 09/17/2009)
14 Famous Circuses Around The World (PHOTOS)  (Huffington Post, 05/25/2011)
Cirque du Soleil - Alegria - YouTube
KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil Official Trailer - YouTube
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents DRAGONS - YouTube
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Tigers act 2013 - YouTube
Big Apple Circus Bello and Grandma - YouTube

7671 141109  9 of the Deepest Holes in the World  MSN Travel, Condé Nast Traveler, 11/04/2014
Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana, Bingham Canyon Open Pit Copper Mine (Kennecott Copper Mine), Salt Lake City, Utah,
Diavik Diamond Mine, Northwest Territories, Canada, and more

7831 141124  4 Big Differences Between Canadian and American Thanksgiving | Mental Floss  Amanda Green
Thanksgiving (Canada) - Wikipedia 
Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, occurring on the second Monday in October
Thursday, November 27, 2014  Thanksgiving Day 2014  USA

8293 150120  Best destinations for animal lovers  MSN Travel
Wildlife  |  America  |  Canada  |  Mexico

8294 150120  25 amazing hotels with eye-popping views  MSN Travel, Michael Alan Connelly
America  |  Canada  |

8308 150121  The Midnight Sun Places Where the Sun Never Sets  MSN Travel, Ken Jennings, Karin Halperin, Conde Nast Traveler
America  |  Canada 

8483 150210 
The world's safest cities  MSN Money, Alexander Gibbs, CNBC
1.  Tokyo,
Japan; ...; 8.  Toronto, Canada; 10. New York, New York

8490 150211  The Craziest Architecture You Have To See Before You Die  MSN Travel
Piazza D'Italia, New Orleans, Louisiana; 10/11 Grotto Sauna, Lake Huron, Canada; 11/11 Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
America  |  Buildings

8513 150214  Top 15 Adventure Destinations of 2015  MSN Travel
3/16  Bend, Oregon; 11/16 
Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico; 15/16  Banff, Canada

8515 150214  Most Beautiful Winter Towns Around the World -  12/11/2014
6/10  Grise Fiord,

8735 150313  Tokyo is the safest city in the world | AOL Features  1 Tokyo, Japan, 2, Singapore, Singapore, 3 Osaka, Japan, 4 Stockholm, Sweden, 5 Amsterdam, Netherlands, 6. Sydney, Australia, Zurich, Switzerland,  8 Toronto, Canada, 9 Melbourne, Australia, 10 New York City
Country analysis, industry analysis - Market risk assessment  EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit)

9050 150419  National Parks of North America IMAX HD by husky40 - YouTube
National Parks: USA  |  Canada

9079  150424  The World’s 10 Best Parks for Picnicking  MSN Travel, The Daily Meal
#1. Champ de Mars, Paris, France; #2. Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada; #10. Mission Dolores Park, San Francisco, California
America  |  Restaurants

9083  150425  Switzerland is the happiest country, World Happiness Report finds -  04/24/2015
1. Switzerland, 2. Iceland, 3. Denmark, 4. Norway, 5. Canada, ... , 15. The U.S.

9163 150505  Ultimate Passport Ranking GoEuro
#5  USA, #7  Canada, #38  Mexico

9312 150527  World's most colorful towns  MSN Travel, 05/07/2015
America  |  Canada  |  Mexico

9356 150601  Hiking Photo Gallery -- National Geographic
America  |  Canada  |  Europe, Central America, Africa, and Asia

9945 150814  The World's 25 Most Impressive Megaprojects  Popular Mechanics
  |  Canada

10093 150904  11 Bridges With Unbelievable Waterfall Views  MSN Travel, Architectural Digest
America  |  Canada  |  Japan

10135 150910  The best spots for incredible views in 15 cities around the world  MSN Travel, Business Insider
America  Canada

10187 150920  13 Of The World's Most Colorful Lakes  MSN Travel, Elle Decor
America  |  Canada  |  Japan

10517 151203  Tokyo is the safest city in the world | AOL Features
America  |  Canada  |  Japan

12115 161231    born c. December 31, 1491      Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cartier - Explorer - 
Jacques Cartier - Mini Biography - YouTube
Jacques Cartier | French explorer |  born 1491, Saint-Malo, Brittany, France—died September 1, 1557, near Saint-Malo), French mariner, whose explorations of the Canadian coast and the St. Lawrence River (1534, 1535, 1541–42) laid the basis for later French claims to North America (see New France). Cartier also is credited with naming Canada, though he used the name—derived from the Huron-Iroquois kanata, meaning a village or settlement—to refer only to the area around what is now Quebec city.  ...

The Expeditions of Jacques Cartier - YouTube
Canada  Explorers

born c. 1574     Samuel de Champlain  
Samuel de Champlain - Mini Biography - YouTube
Samuel de Champlain - Diplomat, Explorer -

Samuel de Champlain - Wikipedia  on or before August 13, 1574 – December 25, 1635, "The Father of New France", was a French navigator, cartographer, draftsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler. He founded New France and Quebec City on July 3, 1608. He is important to Canadian history because he made the first accurate map of the coast and he helped establish the settlements.
Canada  |  Explorer  |  Columbus

Sitting Bull leads his people into Canada - May 05, 1877 -
Native Americans

born July 25, 1884    Davidson Black     
Peking man | anthropology |
Davidson Black - Wikipedia 
FRS, July 25, 1884 – March 15, 1934, a Canadian paleoanthropologist, best known for his naming of Sinanthropus pekinensis (now Homo erectus pekinensis).
Most Important HISTORICAL Archaeological FINDS - YouTube


November 14, 1891     Frederick Banting
born February 27, 1899
    Charles Best
Insulin isolated in Toronto - Jul 27, 1921 -
Frederick Banting - Wikipedia 
Sir Frederick Grant Banting KBE MC FRS FRSC, November 14, 1891 – February 21, 1941, a Canadian medical scientist, physician, painter, and Nobel laureate noted as the co-discoverer of insulin and its therapeutic potential.
diabetes treatment.
Charles Best (medical scientist) - Wikipedia 
CC CH CBE FRS FRSC FRCP, February 27, 1899 – March 31, 1978, a Canadian medical scientist and one of the co-discoverers of insulin.
Frederick Banting (1891-1941) and Charles Best (1899-1978)
The Quest - YouTube

10707 160114  Gold Rush
The Gold Rush of 1849 - Facts & Summary -
The Start of the California Gold Rush (1849) - YouTube  California
American Experience | The Gold Rush | PBS
Klondike Gold Rush - Wikipedia   Canada  1896-1899
Home | The Klondike Gold Rush | PBS
1898 Alaska Klondike Gold Rush Story, Dawson City, Yukon River - YouTube
The American West 05 - Gold in the Black Hills (1874) - from - YouTube  South Dakota
The Start of the California Gold Rush (1849) - YouTube
Our photos:  a Prospector (far right in photo)  | 
Gold Panning

born July 21, 1911    Marshall McLuhan
Marshall McLuhan - Journalist, Educator -
Marshall McLuhan’s 106th Birthday  Google Doodle
Marshall McLuhan - Wikipedia 
  July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980, a Canadian professor, philosopher, and public intellectual. His work is one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory, as well as having practical applications in the advertising and television industries. ...  McLuhan is known for coining the expression "the medium is the message" and the term global village, and for predicting the World Wide Web almost 30 years before it was invented. He was a fixture in media discourse in the late 1960s, though his influence began to wane in the early 1970s. In the years after his death, he continued to be a controversial figure in academic circles. With the arrival of the Internet and the World Wide Web, however, interest was renewed in his work and perspective.
Marshall Mcluhan Full lecture The medium is the message - 1977 part 1 v 3 - YouTube  Part 1 > Part 3
7 Minute Media - Understanding McLuhan - YouTube


Ships crash in heavy fog - May 29, 1914 -
The Empress of Ireland sinks, killing over 1,000 passengers - HISTORY  The tragedy came two years after the Titanic sunk after colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic, leaving more than 1,500 people dead but galvanizing public demands for maritime safety standards. With structural precautions superior to those on the Titanic, crews trained extensively in emergency procedures, and with more than enough lifejackets and lifeboats, the Empress was designed for optimum safety. However, ...
Saint Lawrence River - Wikipedia

born August 15, 1925     Oscar Peterson 
The timeless appeal of Oscar Peterson | Ottawa Citizen  08/14/2015

Oscar Peterson Biography
Oscar Peterson - Wikipedia
  August 15, 1925 - December 23, 2007, a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, but simply "O.P." by his friends.
Oscar Peterson - C Jam Blues - YouTube

Oscar Peterson Piano Lesson - YouTubes
Night Train [Bonus Tracks included] - Oscar Peterson Trio - Full Album - YouTube
Top Tracks for Oscar Peterson - YouTube

  |  Music 

March 22, 1931    Happy birthday William Shatner!  William Shatner
Star Trek Original Series Intro (HQ) - YouTube  >  Horizon: Full Film
Top 10 Star Trek The Original Series Episodes - YouTube
William Shatner - Wikipedia  born March 22, 1931, a Canadian actor, singer, author, producer, director, spokesman, and comedian. He became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, Captain of the USS Enterprise, in the Star Trek franchise....


born November 18, 1939    Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood - Author, Poet, Literary Critic, Journalist -
Margaret Atwood - IMDb
Iconic Author Margaret Atwood on Abortion, Twitter, and Predicting Everything We're Doing Wrong - YouTube
Margaret Atwood - Wikipedia
  Margaret Eleanor Atwood, CC OOnt FRSC, born November 18, 1939, a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once, and has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award several times, winning twice. In 2001, she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. She is also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community. Among innumerable contributions to Canadian literature, she was a founding trustee of the Griffin Poetry Prize.
  Atwood is also the inventor, and developer, of the
LongPen and associated technologies that facilitate the remote robotic writing of documents. ...

born July 30, 1941    Paul Anka
Paul Anka has a #1 hit with “(You’re) Having My Baby” - Aug 24, 1974 -
(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka and Odia Coates - YouTube
Paul Anka - Topic - YouTube
Paul Anka  Home Page
Paul Anka - Wikipedia 
born July 30, 1941, a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, and actor. Anka became famous during the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and "(You're) Having My Baby". He wrote such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones's biggest hits, "She's a Lady", as well as the English lyrics on Claude François and Jacques Revaux's music, for Frank Sinatra's signature song, "My Way", which has been covered by many including Elvis Presley. He was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2005.
Canada  |  Music

born November 7, 1943    Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell - Mini Biography - YouTube
Joni Mitchell - Singer, Songwriter -
Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now (HD) - YouTube
Joni Mitchell - Topic - YouTube
Joni Mitchell - Wikipedia  Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, CC, née Anderson; born November 7, 1943, a Canadian singer-songwriter and painter. Rolling Stone called her "one of the greatest songwriters ever", and AllMusic has stated, "When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century".
Canada  |  Music

born November 17, 1944    Lorne Michaels
Lorne Michaels - IMDb
Lorne Michaels on the early years of SNL - YouTube
Original SNL Cast and Lorne Michaels on Tom Snyder 1975 - YouTube
'SNL’ Turns 40 Lorne Michaels Remembers The Beginning TODAY - YouTube
Lorne Michaels - Wikipedia 
born Lorne Lipowitz; November 17, 1944, a Canadian-American television producer, writer, comedian, and actor, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live, and producing the Late Night series (since 1993), and The Tonight Show (since 2014). ...
Top 10 Saturday Night Live Cast Members of All Time - YouTube
Top 10 Saturday Night Live Sketches - YouTube
Saturday Night Live -

born June 20, 1945    Anne Murray
Anne Murray earns a #1 pop hit with “You Needed Me” - Nov 04, 1978 -
Anne Murray - You Needed Me - YouTube
Anne Murray - Wikipedia 
CC ONS, born June 20, 1945, known professionally as Anne Murray, is a Canadian singer in pop, country, and adult contemporary music whose albums have sold over 55 million copies worldwide.
Anne Murray - Snowbird (with lyrics) - YouTube

Anne Murray - Topic - YouTube
Canada  |  Music

born August 9, 1950    Chris Haney
Chris Haney (Trivial Pursuit) - Wikipedia  August 9, 1950 – May 31, 2010, a
Canadian journalist and co-creator of the Trivial Pursuit board game with Scott Abbott.
Scott Abbott - Wikipedia
Trivial Pursuit - Wikipedia
How to Play Trivial Pursuit - YouTube

born August 16, 1954     James Cameron  James Cameron
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James Cameron - Wikipedia  August 16, 1954 -, a Canadian filmmaker, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorerNotable work:
Avatar, Titanic, Aliens, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Abyss

St. Lawrence Seaway opened - HISTORY  June 26, 1959
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born November 2, 1961    k.d. lang
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k.d. lang - Wikipedia  OC AOE, born November 2, 1961, a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Lang has won both Juno Awards and Grammy Awards for her musical performances; hits include "Constant Craving" and "Miss Chatelaine".
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born September 24, 1962    Nia Vardalos
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born September 24, 1962, a Canadian-American actress, screenwriter, and producer of Greek descent.

born September 3, 1963    Malcolm Gladwell
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Malcolm Gladwell - Wikipedia  CM  born September 3, 1963, a Canadian journalist, author, and public speaker.
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born 30 March 1968    Celine Dion
Celine Dion - Mini Biography - YouTube
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CC OQ ChLD; born 30 March 1968, a Canadian singer and businesswoman.
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Celebrating the Edmonton Grads  Nov. 9, 2019, Google Doodle  The Grads’ induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 9, 2017
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IT CHAPTER TWO - Final Trailer [HD] - YouTube
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IT Chapter 2 Box Office Lands Second Highest Horror Opening Ever -Film  slash film, Sept. 9, 2019
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Pennywise Time To Float - Refrigerator Scene (it 2017) - YouTube
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