THIS DATE IN his­tory

April 17

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON -

In 1856, Que­bec City was made the seat of the Cana­dian gov­ern­ment. It re­mained there un­til Ot­tawa be­came the cap­i­tal three years later.

In 1964, the Ford Mo­tor Co. un­veiled the Mus­tang at the New York World’s Fair. It caused a sen­sa­tion and 22,000 or­ders were taken the first day for the sporty ve­hi­cle, priced at an af­ford­able $2,368. In 1967, Prime Min­is­ter Lester Pear­son an­nounced the cre­ation of the Or­der of Canada, a dec­o­ra­tion to honour out­stand­ing cit­i­zens.

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