July 17, 1976 – Montreal Summer Olympics begin

July 17, 1976 – Montreal Summer Olympics begin

On July 17, 1976 the Games of the XXI Olympiad officially opened at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, making it the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Games.

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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 1, 1867 – Canadian Independence Day

July 1, 1867 – Canadian Independence Day

The autonomous Dominion of Canada, a confederation of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the future provinces of Ontario and Quebec, is officially recognized by Great Britain with the passage of the British North America Act.

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June 15, 1846 – U.S.-Canadian border established

June 15, 1846 – U.S.-Canadian border established

Representatives of Great Britain and the United States sign the Oregon Treaty, which settles a long-standing dispute with Britain over who controlled the Oregon territory.

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