Breast Cancer: A conference in Canada

Some 600 people from professions such as Health professionals, Activists, Scientists, Breast Cancer Survivors, Environmentalists, and women coping with breast cancer, descended on Kingston, Ontario, Canada, for the World Conference on Breast Cancer, July 13-17, 1997. Continue reading

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

Tarzan major motion picture… Totally Digital

Tarzan first major motion picture to have be produced and exhibited entirely with digital technology produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Continue reading

Canada Day (Dominion Day)

The first celebration was on July 1st 1868, on the anniversary of the formation of the Dominion of Canada, under the British North American Act of 1867. Continue reading

An International Commercial Telephone call made between Canada and the United States of America

Finally on July 1st 1881, Canada could call the USA, and thanks goes to National Bell Telephone Company of the State of Maine. Continue reading

Fireproofing Ones Home in Ancient Rome

After the great fire of 64 CE in Rome which destroyed many multi-level mud brick buildings, mostly apartment dwellings. Continue reading

The Caribana Festival in Canada

During Canada's Centennial in 1967, Toronto held its first Caribana Festival, in the summer and it is the largest Caribana Festival in North America. Continue reading

Cultured Pearls, an Invention of Kokichi Mikimoto

In 1988, Kokichi Mikimoto, a Japanese business man implanted semiglobular mother-of-pearl beads in to Pearl Oysters. Continue reading

Canadian fur trader reaches Pacific Coast

Leaving from Fort Chipewyan at Lake Athabasca (noa Alberta, Canada) following the Peace River, Parsnip River, Fraser River, along the Blackwater River and Bella Coola River, explorer and fur trader Alexander Machenzie, a Scottish born Canadian crossed the Rocky Mountains to reach what is now Dean Channel on the Pacific coast of British Colombia, Canada on July 22nd, 1793. Continue reading