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TER­MI­NAL ILL­NESS

On this date in 2016, iconic Cana­dian rock band The Trag­i­cally Hip posted on their web­site that front­man Gord Downie was bat­tling ter­mi­nal brain can­cer — first di­ag­nosed in De­cem­ber and fol­lowed by surgery and treat­ment. Doc­tors cleared Downie for the band’s sum­mer, 10-city cross-Canada tour.

NEW HOL­I­DAY

On this date in 1902, Vic­to­ria Day was first ob­served through­out Canada — 16 months af­ter the death of Queen Vic­to­ria.

VOT­ING RIGHTS

On this date in 1918, women at­tained full vot­ing rights in Cana­dian fed­eral elec­tions.

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