Time Machine Vol.67
19 October 2012: Death of Lincoln Alexander
Lincoln Alexander, CC, OOnt, lawyer, parliamentarian, public servant, lieutenant-governor of Ontario, died in Hamilton, ON. The first Black Canadian to sit in the House of Commons (1968) and to hold a viceregal position (1985).
20 October 1904: Birth of Tommy Douglas
Premier of Saskatchewan Tommy Douglas, who led the first socialist government elected in Canada and is recognized as the father of socialized medicine, was born at Falkirk, Scotland.
21 October 1971: BC Sports Hall of Fame Opens
The British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame opened in the BC Pavilion at the Pacific National Exhibition. It is currently located at BC Place, Vancouver.
22 October 1844: Birth of Louis Riel
Métis leader Louis Riel, who was founder of Manitoba and a central figure in the North-west Rebellion, was born at Red River Settlement [Man].
23 October 1885: Birth of Lawren Harris
Painter Lawren Harris, who was catalyst and leader in the creation of the Group Of Seven and founding member and first president of the Canadian Group of Painters, was born at Brantford, Ont.
24 October 1992: Blue Jays Win World Series
The Toronto Blue Jays became the first team from outside the US to win the World Series.
25 October 1923: Banting and Macleod Win Nobel
The Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded jointly to Frederick Banting and J.J.R. Macleod for the discovery of insulin.