Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, 1875, in Chicago, Illinois (he later lived for many years in the suburb of Oak Park), the fourth son of Major George Tyler Burroughs (1833–1913), a businessman and Civil War veteran, and his wife, Mary Evaline (Zieger) Burroughs (1840–1920). Continue reading

Solo Sailing Journey Around-the-World

Captain Joshua Slocum, a Canadian Mariner, sailed Around-the-World on The Spray, a restored fishing sloop in 1895. Continue reading

First Credit Union In Canada

On January 23rd 1901, Alphonse Desjardins, a Legislative Reporter founded a Credit Union in Levi’s, Quebec, Canada. Continue reading

Digital Chart of the World

The Digital Chart of the World was started in 1992 and released in 2006 was a cooperative effort between cartography organizations in Canada, United States, Australia and Great Britain. Continue reading

Comic Strip Adventure Hero: Tarzan

The first comic strip character to be featured as an adventure hero was Tarzan, (A character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs an American novelist). Continue reading

First French language Radio Station in Canada

In 1922, broadcasting began for CKAC a French language Radio Station out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Continue reading

Canada Was First to place all it’s Universities online

Canada was the First Nation to place all it’s Universities on the Internet. Continue reading

Isolation of Insulin a Canadian Discovery

In 1921, Isolation of Insulin was discovered by Frederick Grant Banting and Charles H. Best, both Canadian Biochemists at the University of Toronto. Continue reading

Newly created Nunavut gets a Premier

Nunavut, a semi-autonomous, one of three northern territories of Canada. Continue reading

Homosexual Civil Rights Law comes to Pass

the Canadian province of Quebec, on December 16th 1977, updated its Provincial Charter of Human Rights, Continue reading