John’s Believe It Or Not… October 9th

1918 – General Sir Arthur Currie leads Canadian Corps in the capture of Cambrai. 1000 Leif Ericson discovers “Vinland” (possibly L’Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach North America. 1967 Che Guevara is executed. 1992 Meteorite crashes into Chevy Malibu. 1974 Oskar Schindler dies.

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* 1918 – General Sir Arthur Currie leads Canadian Corps in the capture of Cambrai.

The Battle of Cambrai in northern France took place from 27 September to 11 October 1918, during the First World War. The battle was among the Canadian Corps’ most impressive tactical victories of the war, particularly because of the Canadians’ skillful use of military engineers. It was part of a series of connected battles at the start of the Hundred Days Campaign, which would lead to the defeat of Germany and the end the war.
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