March 12, 2012

Today in History: March 11

Disaster: 2002: Six children die in a house fire in Quatsino, B.C. (2002). Politics: Ralph Klein’s Progressive Conservatives win the Alberta election (1997). Disaster: One of the worst blizzards in American history strikes the northeast, killing more than 400 people (1888).

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Today in History: March 5

Public speaking: Winston Churchill critisizes the Soviet Union for the “iron curtain” (1946). Politics: Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister, wins his seventh and final election (1891). Media: The first edition of the Globe newspaper is published in Toronto (1844.)

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