Friday, March 29, 2013

March 29 - National Mom and Pop Business Owner's Day!

Today is National Mom and Pop Business Owner's Day! Time to shop small, shop local!

What are some of your favourite local places to shop/eat at?

Today is also Knights of Columbus Founders Day, National Day of Unplugging, and Texas Loves the Children Day!

Here are some interesting things that happened on this day in history:

- France recovered Québec from England in the Treaty of Saint-Germain in 1632, along with compensation for goods seized when Champlain surrendered Québec
- Niagara Falls stopped flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam in 1848
- The British North America Act (Canadian Constitution) passed in 1867
- Allan Dafoe, who achieved worldwide fame for his successful delivery of the Dionne quintuplets in 1934 was born in Madoc, Ontario in 1883
- Jacques Brault, a major poet of contemporary Québec , was born in Montreal, Québec  in 1933
- A ceremony in Ottawa marked the closing of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in 1945. One of Canada's major contributions to the Second World War, the plan trained 130 000 pilots
- Yuichiro Miuru The Man Who Skied Down Everest won the Academy Award for best feature-length documentary in 1976. The Crawley Films production became the first Canadian feature film to win an Oscar
- Ten airmen were killed when 2 C-130 Hercules transport planes collided in midair and crashed at CFB Edmonton in 1985. The planes were flying in formation during a ceremonial flypast at the base.
- Soviet hockey players were first permitted to play for the NHL in 1989
- Catherine Callbeck became the first woman to be elected Premier when she won the election in Prince Edward Island in 1993
- The Republic of Ireland became the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants, in 2004

Stay tuned for our next, "On This Day in History"!

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