On this day in America in 1937, the Lincoln Tunnel in New York City was officially opened for business. Also, on this day in American history in 1989 thanks largely to the efforts of U.S. President Ronaldus Magnus the world famous Brandenburg gate in Berlin, Germany was re-opened for the first time in nearly 30 years; symbolically marking the end of the separation between East and West Germany.
On this day in Canadian history in 1809, the importance of our relationship with our big brother to the south, and the importance of American success to our own is highlighted, when in March the United States passed the Non-Intercourse Act. Opening trade with all nations except Britain and France, due to British Blockades and Napoleon's decrees during the Napoleonic Wars. Also, on this day in Canadian history in 1987, Canada demonstrates its dominance in hockey by beating Finland 4-1 in Moscow to win the first ever gold medal at the annual Izvestia hockey tournament.
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