The Quebec Conference in October 1864 put forth 72 resolutions that laid the foundation for the union of the provinces into the country of Canada.
In May of 1920, a group of Canadian painters came together to exhibit their paintings.The painters, largely landscape artists, became known as the Group of Seven.Their works are prominent in Canada today.
In 1972, Canada played a historic hockey series against the Soviet Union. Canada won the eight game series in a dramatic comeback victory with a goal by Paul Henderson.
The British North America Act in 1867 united the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick as the Dominion of Canada—and the country of Canada was born.
In December 1921,Agnes Macphail became the first woman to be elected as a member of Canada’s House of Parliament. She represented the Progressive Party.
There are people in Quebec who would like to establish a separate country. A Referendum was held in 1980 and 60% of Quebecers voted against negotiating sovereignty.
In the years following confederation in 1867, settlement spread west. As it did, the need for law enforcement arose.The Northwest Mounted Police were formed in 1873.This force would later become the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
In 1922, Canadians Frederick Banting, Charles Best, J.J.R. MacLeod, and J. B. Collip were awarded a Nobel Prize for their discovery of insulin. Insulin helps those with diabetes manage their disease.
In 1980, Canada’s Ambassador to Iran, Ken Taylor, became a hero by helping six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis. Other hostages were held for 444 days.
Alexander Graham Bell first demonstrated his invention—the telephone—in Canada in 1874.The first phone call was made in Boston in 1875—and the first long distance call was in Canada in 1876.