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Canadian Histor3 - Canadian History June 13, 1898: The...

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Canadian History June 13, 1898: The Yukon Territory is established to get a better handle on the Gold Rush. 1901: PM Wilfred Laurier declares the 20th century as the century of Canada. No one else notices. September 1, 1905: Alberta and Saskatchewan, created from the Northwest Territories, join the Confederation. December 8, 1915: Field surgeon John McCrae's poem In Flanders Fields is first published. McCrae himself died on the battlefield shortly before. April 9, 1917: Canadian troops show their guts in the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Despite some 40% casualties, it was well-planned and well-executed. Four of the soldiers present earn Victoria Crosses. Following this, the Canadian troops develop a reputation for being pretty dangerous, prompting the Germans to invent the term ''Stormtrooper'' to describe them. December 6, 1917: The munitions ship Mont Blanc collides with Norwegian vessel Imo in Halifax Harbour. She burns for twenty-five minutes before she explodes, levelling two square kilometres and killing over 2,000 people. Until the Trinity test, this was the largest man-made
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