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MOLLY KOOL 1 WAS THE FIRST FEMALE SEA CAPTAIN IN NORTH AMERICA. SHE WAS FROM NEAR THE VILLAGE OF ALMA, N.B. AND RECEIVED HER PAPERS AS A SKIPPER IN 1939.
JUNE 28, 1886 THE FIRST TRAIN TO CROSS CANADA 2 LEAVES MONTREAL AND THEN TORONTO ON ITS WAY TO PORT MOODY, B.C.
PEANUT BUTTER 3 WAS PATENTED (REGISTERED AS AN INVENTION) BY MONTREAL’S MARCELLUS GILMORE EDSON IN 1884.
THE FIRST CHINESE PEOPLE 4 IN CANADA WERE MEN WHO CAME IN 1788 TO HELP SET UP A TRADING POST FOR SEA OTTER FUR. WHEN SPANISH COMPETITORS DROVE THE BRITISH CAPTAIN OF THEIR SHIP AWAY, MANY OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE STAYED.
9995 The number for emergency help in Winnipeg, starting in 1959. Winnipeg was the first city in North America to have such a number, which changed to 911 in 1972.
THE FAMOUS MCINTOSH APPLE 6 WAS FIRST DISCOVERED IN DUNDAS COUNTY, ONT., IN 1811.