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1880 in Canada

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Events from the year 1880 in Canada.

Incumbents

Crown

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Events

Full date unknown

Arts and literature

  • March 6 – The Royal Academy for the Arts is founded.

New books

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Historical Documents

Statute creates CPR as government-supported private company for benefit of B.C. and N.W.T. [1]

British order-in-council transfers Arctic islands to Dominion of Canada [2]

Editorial on complaints of French-Canadians [3]

Walt Whitman calls Thousand Islands most beautiful place on Earth [4]

Britain gifts part of HMS Resolute to U.S. for saving that Arctic exploration ship [5]

References

  1. ^ An Act Respecting the Canadian Pacific Railway. Accessed 14 October 2019 [members.kos.net]
  2. ^ Gordon W. Smith, "The Transfer of Arctic Territories from Great Britain to Canada[...]," Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America, Vol. 14, No. 1 (1961), pgs. 62-3. Accessed 14 October 2019 [journalhosting.ucalgary.ca]
  3. ^ "A Morbid Nationalism," Canadian Illustrated News (November 11, 1880), pg. 2. Accessed 27 September 2019 [numerique.banq.qc.ca]
  4. ^ Walt Whitman's Diary in Canada (1904), pgs. 24-5. Accessed 27 September 2019 [archive.org]
  5. ^ United States Department of State, Index to the Executive Documents of the House of Representatives for the Third Session of the Forty-Sixth Congress, 1880-'81 (No. 354, August 26, 1880), pg. 525. Accessed 27 September 2019 [digicoll.library.wisc.edu]