John’s Believe It Or Not… November 15th

* 1948 – Mackenzie King retires after record 21 years. * 1867 First stock ticker debuts. * 1957 Nikita Khrushchev challenges United States to a missile “shooting match” * 1923 Accused of rape – James Montgomery’s struggle for justice begins. * 1859 Final installment of A Tale of Two Cities is published.


It’s Hump Day Wednesday! Did You Know…

* 1948 – Mackenzie King retires after record 21 years.

William Lyon Mackenzie King (December 17, 1874 – July 22, 1950), also commonly known as Mackenzie King, was the dominant Canadian political leader, as the Prime Minister of Canada, from the 1920s through the 1940s. He served as the tenth Prime Minister of Canada in 1921–1926, 1926–1930 and 1935–1948. He is best known for his leadership of Canada throughout the Second World War (1939–1945) when he mobilized Canadian money, supplies, and volunteers to support Britain while boosting the economy and maintaining home front morale. A Liberal with 21 years and 154 days in office, he was the longest-serving prime minister in Canadian history. Trained in law and social work, he was keenly interested in the human condition (as a boy, his motto was “Help those that cannot help themselves”), and played a major role in laying the foundations of the Canadian welfare state. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… November 15th”