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On This Day in History - December 23, 2013

On this day in American history in 1939, American allies Britain and France officially go to war against Nazi Germany and World War II begins. A war that would eventually involve the United States because of the events of Pearl Harbor, the power of the German state, and the ineptitude of the European Allied Forces.

On this day in Canadian history in 1900, Canadian Reginald Aubrey Fessenden while working for the United States Weather Bureau transmitted the first ever voice communication by AM (amplitude modulation) radio wave a distance of 1.6 kilometers between two thirteen meter high radio towers located in and around Rock Point, Maryland. A transmission that while still too distorted for commercial use, marked the beginning of the radio phenomenon that would sweep the West at the beginning of the 20th century. Also, on this day in Canadian history in 1869, Louis Riel replaces John Bruce as President of the National Committee of Metis in Winnipeg, Manitoba; marking the beginning of a period between 1869 and 1885 in which Riel attempted twice to lead his people to freedom from the oppressive Canadian government who sought to annex what at the time was the independent nation of the Metis in modern day Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
                                                                                                                      - Marcus Garvey
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