Sunday, October 23, 2011

October 23rd

1694: British/American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec from the French... but only because they just didn't ask nicely enough.

1867: 72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate... but to actually get them there, they had to promise them hockey and beer.

1946: The United Nations General Assembly convenes for the first time, changing its name from "The Legion of Doom."


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