John’s Believe It Or Not… May 15th

* 1885 – Louis Riel surrenders to Middleton – NW Rebellion ends after 100 days. * 1937 Madeleine Albright is born * 1941 First Allied jet flies * 1963 The flight of Faith 7 * 1982 “Ebony And Ivory” begins a seven-week run at #1 on the pop charts

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* 1885 – Louis Riel surrenders to Middleton – NW Rebellion ends after 100 days.

The North-West Rebellion (or North-West Resistance) was a violent, five-month insurgency against the Canadian government, fought mainly by Métis militants and their Aboriginal allies in what is now Saskatchewan and Alberta. It was caused by rising fear and insecurity among the Métis and Aboriginal peoples as well as the white settlers of the rapidly changing West. A series of battles and other outbreaks of violence in 1885 left hundreds of people dead, but the rebels were eventually defeated by federal troops. The result was the permanent enforcement of Canadian law in the West, the subjugation of the Métis and the Plains tribes, and the conviction and hanging of rebel leader Louis Riel. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… May 15th”