Jackie Robertson, First Black Baseball Player

One year before the USA, Canada started a racial integration into professional baseball, which up to 1946 had always been a white man's sport. Continue reading

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

International Airmail Service between Canada and United States of America…

The first international airmail service between Seattle, WA, USA, and Victoria, British Colombia, Canada, a 74 mile (118 km) trip by air, was on March 3rd, 1919. Continue reading

Canada wins World Series

The Toronto Blue Jays, a Canadian baseball team wine the World Series in 1992. Beating the Atlanta Braves in 6 games. Continue reading

Pablum a Canadian Culinary Creation for Infants

Pablum was and is a mass-produced cereal food for infants, created in 1928 by Alan Brown, a Canadian Paediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Continue reading

Snowmobile is a Canadian invention and tradition too…

Joseph-Armand Bombardier of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada in 1922 invented the snowmobile. It was at the time basically a sleigh with a Model T Engine, which propelled a snow propeller. Later Bombardier founded the first snowmobile manufacturing company in 1937. 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

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