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1

May Day

Mother Goose Day

Dr. Emily Howard Stowe Born (1831)

2

Hudson's Bay Co. Founded (1670)

Inventor Elijah McCoy's Birthday (1843)

3

World Laughter Day

In Flanders Fields Written (1915)

4

International Firefighters Day

"Greenpeace" Name Registered (1972)

5

Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)

World Asthma Day

Sitting Bull Led People into Canada (1877)

6

International No Diet Day

Psychiatrist Sigmund Freud's Birthday (1856)

Hindenburg Disaster (1937)

7

Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Birthday (1840)

First Exhibition of Group of Seven (1920)

Germany Surrendered to Allies (1945)

8

World Red Cross Red Crescent Day

VE Day (1945)

9

World Fair Trade Day

Figure Skater Barbara Ann Scott's Birthday (1928)

10

Mother's Day

Explorer Jacques Cartier Visited Newfoundland (1534)

Olivier Le Jeune Died (1654)

11

TTC Opened Bloor/Danforth Line (1968)

12

Canada Health Day

National Denim Day

Conservationist Farley Mowat's Birthday (1921)

13
14

Ascension Day (Christian Feast Day)

First Irish Ship Arrived at Grosse Île (1847)

First U.S.-Canada Rugby Game (1874)

15

International Day of Families

Winnipeg General Strike Began (1919)

SCTV Debuted (1981)

16

Biographers Day

Joan of Arc Canonized as Saint (1920)

17

International Day Against Homophobia

World Information Society Day

Montreal Founded (1642)

18

International Museum Day

Victoria Day

Mount St. Helens Erupted (1980)

19

Athlete Percy Williams's Birthday (1908)

Lawrence of Arabia Died (1935)

20

John Claus Voss Began Ocean Canoe Journey (1901)

Charles Lindbergh Began Transatlantic Flight (1927)

Quebec Voted No to Separation (1980)

21

"The Maple Leaf Forever" First Performed (1871)

Amelia Earhart Flew Solo Across the Atlantic (1932)

22

Buy a Musical Instrument Day

International Day for Biological Diversity

23

World Turtle Day

Mounties Were Created (1873)

24

First Telegraph Message Transmitted (1844)

Women Could Vote Federally (1918)

Naturalist Robert Bateman's Birthday (1930)

25

National Missing Children's Day

Author W.P. Kinsella's Birthday (1932)

26

Great Seal of Canada Design Approved (1868)

Actor Jay Silverheels's Birthday (1912)

Musician Miles Davis's Birthday (1926)

27

First Recorded Witch Execution (1647)

CHUM Played Top 40 24 Hours a Day (1957)

Expos Got Baseball Franchise (1968)

28

Dionne Quintuplets Born (1934)

Jacques Villeneuve Won Indy Title (1995)

Linda Finch Completed Earhart's Flight Around the World (1997)

29

Indian Slaves Allowed by Quebec (1733)

Hillary and Tenzing Reached Mt. Everest Summit (1953)

Steve Fonyo Completed Journey for Lives Run (1985)

30

Rideau Canal Opened (1832)

Indianapolis 500 Debuted (1911)

31

World No Tobacco Day

Fenian Invasion of Canada (1866)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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