On this day in America in 1784, the American Revolutionary War officially ended with Congress' signing of the Treaty of Paris. Also on this day in America in 1973, the Miami Dolphins beat the Washington Red Skins to win Superbowl VII and become the first and so far only team to record an undefeated season (including playoffs) in the NFL.
On this day in Canada in 1968, an ice storm in Toronto, Ontario, damages the silver maple at 62 Laing Street that inspired Canadian Alexander Muir to write the song The Maple Leaf Forever. Also on this day in 1902, the Canadian Mounted Rifles set sail from Halifax, Nova Scotia for Capetown, South Africa, to fight in the Boer War; which was a corporate war against the people of South Africa known as the Boers. Lastly on this day in Canada in 1942, Canada officially orders Japanese Canadians to leave their homes in British Columbia; designating the region as a 'protected area'.
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