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On this day in 1914, Dartmouth native and journalist, Howard Cormack Wolfe sent this postcard to his mother to tell her that his battalion had departed Quebec City for Europe. Howard was part of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces’ 8th Battalion...
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On this day in 1912, at 11:40 pm (ship’s time), the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg south of Newfoundland and by 2:20 am the next morning had sunk. At least 1,500 people lost their lives in the disaster. The impact...
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On this day in 1804, Joseph Howe was born in Halifax. He was one of the most notable Nova Scotian political figures of the nineteenth century. He was a politician, public servant, journalist, and poet. In 1827, at the age...
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