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History ‘n’ Hockey: Canada’s bloodiest labour tragedy

History ‘n’ Hockey: Canada’s bloodiest labour tragedy

On this day in Canadian history, in 1963, three men were killed and eight wounded in the Reesor Siding incident near Kapuskasing, Ont.
History 'n Hockey: Bridge collapse ends the honeymoon

History 'n Hockey: Bridge collapse ends the honeymoon

On this day in Canadian history, in 1938, the Honeymoon Bridge over the Niagara River collapsed. Originally opened in 1897, it spanned 840 feet, making it one of the largest bridges in the world at that time.
Hockey n' History: Toronto calls in the troops

Hockey n' History: Toronto calls in the troops

This week in Canadian history, in 1999, Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman called on the military to help dig Toronto out of a massive snowstorm that had paralysed the city.
History n Hockey: Happy New Year!

History n Hockey: Happy New Year!

On this day in 1929, Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians inaugurated a New Year’s Eve tradition, which continues to this day, when they played “Auld Lang Syne” at the stroke of midnight during their performance at the Roosevelt Grill in New York Cit
History ‘n’ Hockey: The day the NHL was born

History ‘n’ Hockey: The day the NHL was born

This week in Canadian history in 1917, the first National Hockey League (NHL) games were played on Dec. 19.
History ‘n’ Hockey: Canada’s two-millionth immigrant

History ‘n’ Hockey: Canada’s two-millionth immigrant

On this day in Canadian history, in 1960, our country celebrated the arrival of Danish immigrant Annette Toft, who just happened to be Canada’s two-millionth immigrant from 1945 to 1960.
History ‘n’ Hockey: The birth of the nation

History ‘n’ Hockey: The birth of the nation

On this day in Canadian history, the Balfour Declaration was signed at the Imperial Conference of 1926.
History ’n‘ Hockey: Canada’s forgotten prime minister

History ’n‘ Hockey: Canada’s forgotten prime minister

On this day in 1873, Prime Minister John A. Macdonald resigned after it was learned that he had accepted political contributions from Sir Hugh Allan in exchange for awarding him the contract to build Canada’s transcontinental railway.
History ‘n’ Hockey: The Ambassador will see you now

History ‘n’ Hockey: The Ambassador will see you now

On this day in 1958, Margaret Meagher made history when she was appointed ambassador to Israel, becoming Canada’s first female emissary.
History ‘n’ Hockey: NHL hockey returns to Ottawa

History ‘n’ Hockey: NHL hockey returns to Ottawa

Canadians love hockey. It's part of our history. It's part of how we see ourselves and our place among the nations of the world. Canada is hockey country. This column is a reprisal of the “History ‘n’ Hockey” series we launched in February 2015.