Tag Archives: Canada

August 4, 1954

On August 4, 1954, the ‘Uranium Rush’ began in Saskatchewan, Canada. Miners flocked to the area to try their hands at finding the valuable ore. A Uranium Rush is very similar to a Gold Rush, but with more nausea and … Continue reading

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July 9, 1993

On July 9, 1993, Garry Hoy of Toronto performed the ultimate “Hey Y’all Watch This” maneuver. He was a lawyer, who also had an engineering degree, with an office on the 24th floor of the Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower. When his firm… Continue reading

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February 6, 2019

On February 6, 2019, Quadriga, Canada’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange shut down. It had over $145 million in bitcoin assets that its customers could not access. The reason why? Because Quadriga’s founder, Gerald William Cotten had died under mysterious circumstances in … Continue reading

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October 18, 1929

On October 18, 1929, The Judicial Committee of England’s Privy Council ruled that women were to be considered as persons under the law in Canada, whether they wanted to be or not. Sasquatches, Wendigos, and abominable snowmen who should have … Continue reading

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May 17, 1964

On May 17, 1964, the first Tim Horton’s coffee and donut shop opened in Hamilton, Ontario by NHL player Tim Horton. This was a big deal in Canada. It is like when the first Starbucks opened in Seattle, Washington, or, … Continue reading

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April 23, 2009

On April 23, 2009 in Canada, the Apology Act passed. This law made it illegal to assume that a Canadian was at fault for just saying, “I’m sorry” or “Sorry aboot that”. In fact, the national greeting in Canada is … Continue reading

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February 21, 1857

On February 21, 1857, the US Congress outlawed foreign currency as legal tender in the United States. Up until that time, foreign coin (especially the Spanish dollar) was allowed as legal tender throughout America, with the metal value of the … Continue reading

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May 13, 1846

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1846 the US declared war on Mexico two months after fighting began. When the US was asked why it took so long to declare war with their southern neighbor, President Polk said war is … Continue reading

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March 24, 1837

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1837 Canadia gave blacks the right to vote. Six months later they told them where the voting poll locations were. Several prominent American politicians, from both the North and the South, warned their northern … Continue reading

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March 17, 1989

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1989 a series of solar flares caused a violent magnetic storm that shut down the power grid over large regions of Canada and caused widespread power outages that prevented literally thousands of Canadians from … Continue reading

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