THIS DATE IN his­tory

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON -

Nov. 10

In 1871, one of his­tory’s great­est searches ended when Amer­i­can news­man Henry Mor­ton Stan­ley found Bri­tish ex­plorer Dr. David Liv­ing­stone at Ujiji in cen­tral Africa. Stan­ley’s fa­mous ques­tion, “Dr. Liv­ing­stone, I pre­sume?’’ were the first words Liv­ing­stone had heard from a white man in five years. Stan­ley had been com­mis­sioned by the New York Her­ald to find Liv­ing­stone, who had been feared dead for four years.

Nov. 11

In 1918, the First World War of­fi­cially ended on Armistice Day and hos­til­i­ties ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. More than 595,000 Cana­di­ans en­listed, of whom 422,000 served over­seas. Fol­low­ing the Sec­ond World War, Armistice Day was changed to Re­mem­brance Day, which com­mem­o­rates all the Cana­dian men and women who died in the Boer War, two world wars, the Korean War and in other ac­tions for the United Na­tions.

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