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success fail Sep OCT Nov 20 2013 2014 2015 1 capture 20 Oct 2014 About this capture COLLECTED BY Organization: Archive Team Formed in 2009, the Archive Team (not to be confused with the Archive-It Team) is a rogue archivist collective dedicated to saving copies of rapidly dying or deleted websites for the sake of history and digital heritage. The group is 100% composed of volunteers and interested parties, and has expanded into a large amount of related projects for saving online and digital history.

History is littered with hundreds of conflicts over the future of a community, group, location or business that were "resolved" when one of the parties stepped ahead and destroyed what was there. With the original point of contention destroyed, the debates would fall to the wayside. Archive Team believes that by duplicated condemned data, the conversation and debate can continue, as well as the richness and insight gained by keeping the materials. Our projects have ranged in size from a single volunteer downloading the data to a small-but-critical site, to over 100 volunteers stepping forward to acquire terabytes of user-created data to save for future generations.

The main site for Archive Team is at and contains up to the date information on various projects, manifestos, plans and walkthroughs.

This collection contains the output of many Archive Team projects, both ongoing and completed. Thanks to the generous providing of disk space by the Internet Archive, multi-terabyte datasets can be made available, as well as in use by the Wayback Machine, providing a path back to lost websites and work.

Our collection has grown to the point of having sub-collections for the type of data we acquire. If you are seeking to browse the contents of these collections, the Wayback Machine is the best first stop. Otherwise, you are free to dig into the stacks to see what you may find.

The Archive Team Panic Downloads are full pulldowns of currently extant websites, meant to serve as emergency backups for needed sites that are in danger of closing, or which will be missed dearly if suddenly lost due to hard drive crashes or server failures.

Collection: ArchiveBot: The Archive Team Crowdsourced Crawler ArchiveBot is an IRC bot designed to automate the archival of smaller websites (e.g. up to a few hundred thousand URLs). You give it a URL to start at, and it grabs all content under that URL, records it in a WARC, and then uploads that WARC to ArchiveTeam servers for eventual injection into the Internet Archive (or other archive sites).

To use ArchiveBot, drop by #archivebot on EFNet. To interact with ArchiveBot, you issue commands by typing it into the channel. Note you will need channel operator permissions in order to issue archiving jobs. The dashboard shows the sites being downloaded currently.

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On This Day

September 11 Today's Canadian Headline.... 1888 LORD STANLEY'S VOICE PRESERVED

Toronto Ontario - Governor-General Lord Stanley records an address to the President of the United States onto an Edison phonograph cylinder. This is the world's oldest known sound preserved on a record.


Also On This Day...

Quebec Quebec - William Lyon Mackenzie King 1874-1950 hosts US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British PM Winston Churchill at the second Quebec Conference held in the Chateau Frontenac; to Sept. 16.


And in Today's Canadian Birthdays...

Julian Hedworth George, Lord Byng of Vimy 1862-1935
12th Governor-General of Canada 1921-26; born on this day at Wrotham Park, England in 1862; dies in Thorpe-le-Soken England June 6, 1935. Field Marshall Byng was a British aristocrat and cavalry officer who commanded the Canadian Corps from 1916 on, but he wisely left the principal soldiering at Vimy Ridge to Sir Arthur Currie and his artillery professionals. As Governor-General, he refused Mackenzie King's request to dissolve Parliament on a vote of confidence, precipitating the King-Byng affair. In 1925, his wife Evelyn donated the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship and excellence to the National Hockey League.

Also Robert Trelford McKenzie 1917-1981
political scientist and BBC television commentator, was born on this day at Vancouver, BC in 1917; died in London England Oct. 12, 1981. McKenzie was known for his use of the word 'swingometer' on British TV to describe electoral shifts.

Also Dalton Camp 1920-
political organizer, advertising executive, columnist, radio commentator was born on this day at Woodstock, New Brunswick in 1920. Camp was an early supporter of Robert Stanfield, and assisted his election as Nova Scotia Premier in 1956, and as national PC leadership in 1967, where he helped engineer the downfall of John Diefenbaker.

Also Raymond Villeneuve 1943-
political organizer, was born on this day at Quebec in 1943. Villeneuve was founding member of the FLQ (Front de liberation Quebecois).

In Other Events.... 1995 Quebec Quebec - Jacques Parizeau announces when the next referendum will be held: the day before Halloween - a year less a day after being elected. 1995 New Brunswick - Frank McKenna wins second term in provincial election for the Liberals; takes 47 of 54 seats. 1995 Chicago Illinois - Canadian dollar plunges as polls show the Yes side in the lead in Quebec's referendum campaign on sovereignty. 1990 Montreal Quebec - Equality Party joins with Unity Party to fight for English rights in Quebec. 1990 Edmonton Alberta - Alberta Telecommunications Minister Fred Stewart announces $951 million sale of 60% of Telus Corp (formerly AGT) a success; 140,000 Albertans own shares. 1990 Manitoba - Gary Filmon 1945- wins majority in provincial election: 30 seats, 42% of vote; NDP Doer gets 20 seats, 29% of vote"; Liberal Carstairs gets 7 seats and 28% of vote. 1989 St. John's, Newfoundland - Start of judicial inquiry into alleged sexual abuse at Mount Cashel orphanage. 1987 Ontario - David Peterson 1943- leads Ontario Liberals to landslide victory over Frank Miller's Conservatives, after two years of minority governing with NDP support. 1987 Santa Monica, California - 1915-1987 dies at age 72. Born in Toronto Feb. 12, 1915, actor Greene was best known for his role as Pa Ben Cartwright in the American TV series Bonanza. Greene started his rise to fame as a CBC radio newscaster (he was known as the Voice of Doom for his wartime broadcasts). After his move to Hollywood, he starred in Sailor of Fortune, Roots (John), Battlestar Galactica (Commander Adama) and as narrator of the Last of the Wild. 1986 Canada - Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver Exchanges experience massive sell-off as Wall Street dives to worst one-day stock market decline since Oct. 28th, 1929; Black Thursday. 1984 Montreal Quebec - Pope John Paul II arrives in Montreal; visits St-Joseph Oratory, beatifies Marie-Léonie Paradis; celebrates mass at Olympic Stadium before 65,000 people, then in the evening at Jarry Park. 1977 Manitoba - Sterling Lyon 1927- leads Progressive Conservatives to victory over NDP under Ed Schreyer in the provincial election. 1975 Quebec - Nicole Juteau the first woman constable in the Quebec provincial police - SQ. 1975 Ottawa Ontario - John Napier Turner 1929- resigns as Finance Minister from Trudeau Cabinet in protest over policies. 1974 Cyprus - Canadian contingent of UN peacekeeping force arrives in Cyprus; to stay until December. 1973 Edmonton Alberta - Helen Hunley appointed Alberta's first woman Solicitor-General. 1972 Munich Germany - Munich Summer Olympics end; Canada takes home two silver medals in Swimming: 100-metre butterfly: Bruce Robertson and 400-metre individual medley: Leslie Cliff; plus three bronzes, two in swimming: 200-metre backstroke: Donna-Marie Gurr and 4x100-metre medley relay: Erik Fish, Robert Kasting, William Mahoney, Bruce Robertson; one in Yachting - Soling: Paul Cote, John Ekels, David Miller. 1969 Highwater Quebec - Opening of Space Research Institute on Canada-US border, at Highwater and North Troy, Vermont; college for advanced aerospace studies. 1968 Montreal Quebec - Charles Lavern Beasley gives himself up at refueling stop at Dorval Airport after ordering an Air Canada Moncton to Toronto flight to fly to Cuba; Texan commits first air hijacking in Canada. 1964 Toronto Ontario - Ontario Supreme Court orders Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce to pay $1,375,000 to Brilund Mines; Brilund defrauded by three New Yorkers. 1962 Montreal Quebec - Opening of 42-story Royal Bank of Canada Building; Place Ville-Marie; built by New York developer Charles Zeckendorf. 1960 Rome Italy - 17th Olympic games close in Rome; Canada takes home only one medal, a silver in Rowing Eights: Donald Arnold, Walter d'Hondt, Nelson Kuhn, John Lecky, Lorne Loomer, William McKerlich, Archie MacKinnon, Glen Mervyn, Sohen Biln. 1959 Quebec Quebec - Jean-Paul Sauvé sworn in as Premier of Quebec. 1958 Montreal Quebec - Camilien Houde dies; former mayor of Montreal. 1958 Lancieux France - Robert Service 1874-1958 dies. The Bard of the Klondike came to Canada at age 20, 'for I was not satisfied with a humdrum existence.' After working with the Canadian Bank of Commerce in Victoria, he was transferred to the Whitehorse branch in 1905, and then to Dawson City where wrote his famous poems, The Shooting of Dan McGrew and The Cremation of Sam McGee. Service worked as an ambulance driver and newspaper correspondent during World War I. 1956 Palm Beach, Florida - Canadian war ace Billy Bishop dies at age 62; top scoring Canadian and Imperial flying ace of World War I, credited with 72 kills; first Canadian airman to win the Victoria Cross, for a lone 1917 attack on a German airfield; honorary air marshal during World War II; wrote books Winged Warfare and Winged Peace. 1942 Ottawa Ontario - Government orders all Canadian women, single and married, born between 1918 and 1922, to register with the Unemployment Insurance Commission; due to critical shortage of labour in wartime; many volunteer to help with the harvest. 1942 Rimouski Quebec - Canadian corvette HMCS Charlottetown lost in Gulf of St. Lawrence, one kilometre off the coast of Rimouski; less than a week after loss of patrol vessel Raccoon. 1940 Ottawa Ontario - W. Clifford Clark d1952 recommends rent control through Wartime Prices and Trade Board. 1929 Ottawa Ontario - Aird Commission tables a report that will lead to the creation of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 1928 La Malbaie, Quebec - Le Manoir Richelieu at Murray Bay destroyed by fire. 1916 Ste-Foy Quebec - Centre span of the second Quebec Bridge collapses, killing 13 workers; had been rebuilt in 1907. 1914 Cape Kellett NWT - Vilhjalmur Stefansson 1879-1962 draws maps of Norway and Bernard Islands and Wilkins River; before preparing for winter at Cape Kellett. 1905 Thunder Bay Ontario - William Mackenzie 1849-1923 & Donald Mann 1853-1934 start construction of Lake Superior branch of Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad at Fort William. 1905 Brooks, Alberta - John Ware dies after being thrown from his horse; Alberta's first black rancher came north in 1882 as a cowboy on a cattle drive for the North-West Cattle Company (later the Bar U); bought his own land in 1891 on the north fork of Sheep Creek and later ranched near Brooks. 1898 New Westminster BC - Fire destroys New Westminster, BC. 1885 Regina Saskatchewan - Mistahimaskw found guilty on the charge of treason-felony for his part in the North West Rebellion; sentenced to three years in jail. 1861 Toronto Ontario - Opening of Toronto Street Railway line; first horse-drawn streetcars in Canada; Montreal follows in November. 1861 Montreal Quebec - Prince Napoléon arrives in Montreal for a visit. 1854 Kingston Ontario - Alan MacNab & A-N Morin Ministry takes office at the beginning of the 1st session of the 5th Parliament of the province of Canada; MacNab Minister of Agriculture CW; Morin Commissioner of Crown Lands. 1847 Newfoundland - Hurricane hits coast of Newfoundland, killing 300 people. 1839 Toronto Ontario - First track and field meet in Canada held near Toronto; at Caer Howell grounds. 1833 Gravesend England - Quebec-built steamship 'Royal William' reaches England safely; the wooden paddle wheeler is the first ship to cross Atlantic entirely under steam power; engineers had to stop every few days to clean salt from the boilers. 1831 London England - Royal William arrives in England; first Atlantic crossing partially under steam. 1814 Plattsburgh New York - Thomas Macdonough 1783-1825 defeats British fleet under Sir George Prevost on Lake Champlain, while Alexander Macomb beats back British landing force from Plattsburgh; leads to retreat of main British force back to Canada. 1805 Toronto Ontario - Alexander Grant 1734-1813 appointed administrator of Upper Canada, serves until Aug. 25, 1806; President of the Council. 1784 Halifax, Nova Scotia - Walter Patterson c1735-1798 annexes PEI to Nova Scotia; Lieutenant-Governor until July 26, 1786. 1586 NWT - John Davis c1543-1605 sails for England; contrary winds stop him from exploring Hamilton Inlet. 1754 Alberta - HBC Fur trader Anthony Henday the first white man to enter what is now Alberta. 1738 Kenora Ontario - Pierre La Vérendrye leaves Lake of the Woods to explore the West; will found Portage La Prairie. 1543 La Rochelle France - Jean-François de La Roque, Sieur de Roberval returns from his failed expedition in search of the mineral wealth of the Saguenay, and sells his ships to pay his bills.
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