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Each episode of Today in Canadian History contains an interview with a Canadian professor, journalist, author, or “everyday” historian and focuses on a unique event or moment that took place on that day in Canadian history. Today in Canadian History presents Canada’s past in a unique and accessible manner. The series is designed to be a first step to learning more about our past. We would like to remind Canadians not just about what makes our country great, but what makes it complicated, beautiful, diverse, and ours. Feel free to get in touch with Marc & Joe via-email: todayincanada@gmail.com

Each episode of Today in Canadian History contains an interview with a Canadian professor, journalist, author, or “everyday” historian and focuses on a unique event or moment that took place on that day in Canadian history. Today in Canadian History presents Canada’s past in a unique and accessible manner. The series is designed to be a first step to learning more about our past. We would like to remind Canadians not just about what makes our country great, but what makes it complicated, beautiful, diverse, and ours. Feel free to get in touch with Marc & Joe via-email: todayincanada@gmail.com
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Each episode of Today in Canadian History contains an interview with a Canadian professor, journalist, author, or “everyday” historian and focuses on a unique event or moment that took place on that day in Canadian history. Today in Canadian History presents Canada’s past in a unique and accessible manner. The series is designed to be a first step to learning more about our past. We would like to remind Canadians not just about what makes our country great, but what makes it complicated, beautiful, diverse, and ours. Feel free to get in touch with Marc & Joe via-email: todayincanada@gmail.com

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Episodes

Dec. 10 – Happy Holidays!

12/10/2017
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We will be back with all new episodes starting in the new year. Until then, enjoy some of our over 100 episodes.

Duration:00:01:12

Dec. 9 – Camp X

12/9/2017
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We discuss Camp X, the secret spy camp based on the shores of Lake Ontario during WWII.

Duration:00:10:31

Dec. 8 – The Battle of Hong Kong and its Aftermath

12/8/2017
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The Battle of Hong Kong began on this day back in 1941. To learn more we spoke with historian and author of "The Damned: The Canadians at the Battle of Hong Kong and the POW Experience, 1941-45" Nathan M. Greenfield.

Duration:00:09:32

Dec. 7 – The Battle of Montgomery_s Tavern

12/7/2017
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We spoke to Janet Schwartz, the Museum Coordinator at Toronto's Mackenzie House to learn more about the Battle and the Upper Canada Rebellion.

Duration:00:05:30

December 6 – The Halifax Explosion

12/6/2017
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The explosion was caused when two ships collided in the Halifax Harbour back in 1917.

Duration:00:12:23

December 3 – The October Crisis Ends.

12/3/2017
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British Trade Commissioner James Cross was released by members of the FLQ on this date back in 1970. We spoke with Professor William Tetley, a member of the Quebec Provincial Cabinet at the time of the crisis as well as author of "The October Crisis, 1970: An Insider's View".

Duration:00:06:30

Dec. 2 – Writer Robertson Davies Passes Away

12/2/2017
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Author Robertson Davies passed away on this day in 1995 at the age of 82. To learn more we spoke with author of "Robertson Davies: an Appreciation" Elspeth Cameron.

Duration:00:04:25

Dec. 1 – James Naismith and Basketball

12/1/2017
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Back in 1891, Canadian Dr. James Naismith worked on creating the game of basketball.

Duration:00:04:06

Nov. 30 – General Arthur Currie Passes Away

11/30/2017
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To learn more about the first Canadian General of of the Canadian Corps, we spoke with Dr. Tim Cook author of "The Madman and the Butcher: The Sensational Wars of Sam Hughes and General Arthur Currie."

Duration:00:04:10

Nov. 26 – The NHL is Founded in 1917

11/26/2017
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We spoke with hockey historian Eric Zweig about the earliest days of the National Hockey League.

Duration:00:09:36

Nov. 23 – HMS Tribune Sinks

11/23/2017
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The British ship sinks in the Halifax harbour back in 1797.

Duration:00:13:59

Nov. 22 – Artist Jack Shadbolt Passes

11/22/2017
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Back in 1998, Canadian modern art icon Jack Shadbolt passed away at the age of 89

Duration:00:09:21

Nov. 19 – René Lévesque Forms the Mouvement Souveraineté-Association

11/19/2017
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René Lévesque formed the Mouvement Souveraineté-Association on this date back in 1967. To learn more about Lévesque we spoke with Megan Durnford, author of "René Lévesque: The Fascinating Life of a Separatist Icon."

Duration:00:05:08

Nov. 18 – Introduction of Standard Time

11/18/2017
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To learn more about the introduction of Standard Time and the Canadian who proposed it, Sandford Fleming we spoke with author and Officer of the Order of Canada, Clark Blaise.

Duration:00:08:59

Nov. 17 – The 1999 Marshall Decision and Fishing Rights

11/17/2017
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We spoke with Dr. William Wicken, an associate professor at York University as well as author of "Mi'kmaq Treaties on Trial: History, Land and Donald Marshall Junior" to learn more about the historic Supreme Court case "R. v. Marshall."

Duration:00:15:28

Nov. 15 – Ned Hanlan becomes world champion

11/15/2017
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Back in 1880, Edward "Ned" Hanlan defeated E.A. Trichett of Australia for the world singles rowing championship.

Duration:00:06:37

Nov. 10 – The Edmund Fitzgerald goes down

11/10/2017
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Back in 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior.

Duration:00:11:39

Nov. 9 – The First Game of Football

11/9/2017
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The first documented game of football was played at the University of Toronto on this day back in 1861. To learn more about the history of football in Canada I spoke with Curator of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, Meghan Sturgeon.

Duration:00:04:34

Nov. 8 – Viola Desmond is physically removed from theatre

11/8/2017
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In 1946, Viola Desmond was forcibly removed from a theatre in New Glasgow, NS for refusing to move from whites-only section.

Duration:00:09:24

Nov. 5 – First CBC broadcast of official time signal

11/5/2017
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Back in 1939, CBC first broadcasts the NRC (then Dominion Observatory) official time signal.

Duration:00:08:54