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Canadian History July 20, 1871: The Colony of British Columbia is brought into Confederation. John A. Macdonald celebrates by getting drunk. May 23, 1873: John A. Macdonald celebrates the formation of the Northwest Mounted Police by getting drunk. The NWMP march west to enforce law and order in the Northwest Territories and the Native American nations were quite impressed, at least at first, at how helpful they were tamping down the whiskey traders ravaging their communities. Prince Edward Island joins Confederation, and John A. Macdonald celebrates by getting drunk. 1879: With the world rapidly becoming smaller, railway surveyor (for both the Intercolonial and Canadian Pacific railways) Sanford Fleming first proposes a system of standard time zones. The entire world eventually adopts a modified version (Universal Coordinated Time) by 1924. 1885: Louis Riel, now arguably mentally unstable but still a hero to his people, leads another and more violent rebellion in the west. However, the Canadian Militia uses the partially built (and all
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