July 8, 1917 – Tom Thomson disappears

July 8, 1917 – Tom Thomson disappears

One hundred years ago, on July 8th, Tom Thomson, one of Canada’s most influential painters of the 20th-century, disappeared during a fishing trip in Algonquin Park.

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July 8, 1943 – German general’s diary reveals Hitler’s plans for Russia

July 8, 1943 – German general’s diary reveals Hitler’s plans for Russia

On this day in 1943, upon the German army’s invasion of Pskov, 180 miles from Leningrad, Russia, the chief of the German army general staff, General Franz Halder, records in his diary Hitler’s plans for Moscow and Leningrad: “To dispose fully of their population, which otherwise we shall have to feed during the winter.”

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