John’s Believe It Or Not… May 17th

* 1919 – Citizens’ Committee of One Thousand organized to counteract Winnipeg General Strike. * 1954 Brown v. Board of Ed is decided * 1970 Heyerdahl sails papyrus boat * 1965 The FBI Laboratory weighs in on the “dirty” lyrics of “Louie Louie” * 2012 Donna Summer – queen of disco – dies

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* 1919 – Citizens’ Committee of One Thousand organized to counteract Winnipeg General Strike.

The Winnipeg General Strike, 15 May-25 June 1919, is Canada’s best-known general strike. Massive unemployment and inflation, the success of the Russian Revolution in 1917, and rising Revolutionary Industrial Unionism all contributed to the postwar labor unrest that fuelled the landmark strike. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… May 17th”

John’s Believe It Or Not… May 17th

In 1939 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth start the first royal visit to Canada. In 1965 the FBI Laboratory weighs in on the “dirty” lyrics of “Louie Louie”. In 1973 Televised Watergate hearings begin. In 1970 Heyerdahl sails papyrus boat. In 2000 Final episode of Beverly Hills 90210 airs.

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* 1939 – King George VI and Queen Elizabeth start first royal visit by a reigning monarch. (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth disembark at Wolfe’s Cove (at Quebec City) from the CP ship Empress of Australia to start a month-long royal visit to Canada; the first by a reigning British monarch; addresses citizens of Québec in fluent French; two days later, on May 19 he will give royal assent to several Bills in the Senate. The tour is designed to repair and enhance British-Canadian relations, as war clouds again gather in Europe.) Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… May 17th”