Today our American friends honour the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives for the United States. Happy Memorial Day.
Mamoudou Gassama became an instant hero when he scaled the outside of a building to save a dangling child. He is now being offered citizenship by French president – CBC
California looking at stronger data privacy measures – NPR
A middle-aged journalist, Andrew Smith, learns to code and app – 1843 Magazine
The 5 best summer fruits, according to the NY Times
World’s oldest known message in a bottle found near Perth, Australia – CBC
All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years – Quartz
FBI advises router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500,000 devices – ArsTechnica
Alan Bean, 4th Person to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86 – NY Times
More than 1,000 Canada Revenue Agency employees have been disciplined for misconduct over past 4 years. That comes out to an average of one person every working day. Failuring to protect the agency’s information was the reason in about 40 per cent of cases. – CBC
In some provinces, Bell, Rogers, and Telus, are all offering mobile plans with extra data, in response to Shaw‘s promotion. But Canadians still pay some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for cellular data.
1927: The House of Commons approved the old-age pension plan.
1934: Annette, Cecile, Yvonne, Marie, and Émilie – The Dionne quintuplets – are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne in Callander, Ontario. They were the first quintuplets to survive for more than a few days.
1995: Jacques Villeneuve becomes the first Canadian to win the Indianapolis 500.
2003: Patrick Roy, one of the NHL’s premier goalies, retired after 18 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche. He won 551 games during the regular season and 151 in playoffs.
2005: Justin Trudeau marries Sophie Grégoire in Montreal, Quebec.
2016: Canada’s federal Conservative Party ends it’s opposition to same-sex marriage. At their party convention in Vancouver, members voted to end the party’s opposition to gay marriage. Same-sex marriage has been legal across Canada since the Civil Marriage Act was passed in 2005.
1893: The Ontario government created Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada’s first provincial park.
1911: Vincent Price was born.
1968: Montreal is awarded a baseball franchise. The Montreal Expos were the first Major League Baseball franchise located outside the United States.
1999: Canadian astronaut Julie Payette flew on the Space Shuttle Discovery from May 27 to June 6, as part of the crew of STS-96. She would later be appointed Governor General of Canada.
1603: Samuel de Champlain, reaches Tadoussac, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, and sets foot in New France for the first time.