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On this day in Canada in 1905, the Yukon Team of Dawson City walked from Dawson railhead to play the Stanley Cup game against the Ottawa Silver 7 for the Stanley Cup, unfortunately Frank McGee would score 14 goals and the Ottawa Silver would beat Dawson City 23-2, in the most lopsided playoff game in Stanley Cup history. Also on this day in Canadian history in 1939, Canadian Joe Schuster, born in Toronto, publishes his first Superman comic strip in New York City. Also on this day in Canada 1859, Henry Mill Pellatt was born in Kingston, Ontario, and would grow up to become a financier and Colonel in Chief in the Queen's Own Rifles regalia and the builder of Toronto's fabulous Casa Loma. Also on this day in Canadian history in 1874, Canadian author Robert William was born in Lancashire, England, and would grow up to become famous for his stories The Shooting of Dan McGrew and The Cremation of Sam McGee. Lastly on this day in Canada in 1970, just to irk our big brother to the south, Canada does what all little brothers do, seek to assert our uniqueness and independence by appointing a Royal Commission to oversee the nations conversion from Imperial to International (Metric) Systems of Units; all despite the fact that by 1970 the United States was our largest trading partner and they use the Imperial system.
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