During the 1990s, the retail phase of my Career; I worked at a photocopy/print shop.
We had three copy machines of varying capacity and an Offset Printing Press with production equipment – PMT – Photo Mechanical Transfer machine that imaged photos into benday dots for press printing. And, a paper guillotine for cutting larger sheets into the standard copy sizes.
The phone rang, and a frustrated sounding man expressed surprise that I had answered the phone – he was calling to arrange for a print job in Vancouver BC.
“It is a holiday today” I said.
“what Holiday is it?” he asked, surprised.
“Queen Victoria Day” I said surprised back.
“We don’t have that one.” He was calling from America.
Anyway, I explained that my Boss had his shop open on holidays for just these kinds of phone calls – so after that, we worked out the job details – he’d be flying in and courier from the hotel his originals, which, we’d be on stand-by to copy between in the afternoon and before closing and return the originals with the copies to said hotel.
He was not a name guy, just a regular business guy attending a business conference.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert – Of The Royal Families of Europe
May 22, 1867
In London, England, Queen Victoria decreed that the Dominion of Canada would officially come into existence on July 1, 1867.
May 22, 1807
U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was indicted on a charge of treason, accused of trying to help Mexico overthrow Spanish power in the American southwest. Based on the Neutrality Act, this was no more than a misdemeanor, however President Thomas Jefferson insisted on the higher charge. Burr was acquitted.
May 22, 1849
Abraham Lincoln received a patent for the floating dry dock, a type of pontoon for dry docking ships.
May 22, 1939
The “Pact of Steel,” a military alliance between Germany and Italy, was signed by Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.
May 22, 1947
The U.S. Congress enacted the Truman Doctrine, to appropriate military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece.
A headless statue of Queen Victoria, the FLQ and Quebec’s fractious relationship with the monarchy: The statue of Queen Victoria’s head was blown off after dynamite was stuck at the base of the statue in 1963 in Quebec City. The explosion, which was attributed to the FLQ, and the statue shows the difficult relationship between Quebec and the monarchy
As the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performed its second-to-last show Sunday afternoon, a group of retired and former circus performers sat across the street at a hotel bar, laughing and hugging and sharing memories of tours past. Curtain falls on ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ as Ringling/Barnum & Bailey circus closes after 146 years
Greatest show on Earth??
Ringling had a reputation for abusing animals and beating them mercilessly to perform tricks in exchange for cash; from monkeys to elephants, none were spared.
Be objective, Toronto Star.
Write BALANCED articles.
given the history of animal abuses, good riddens to Victorian Era entertainments. Plus, Clowns are the #1 phobia over 2. spiders and 3. snakes.
it’s bit balanced if it conforms to bias just because it doesn’t suit yours doesn’t make it not balanced. Check it at the door before posting. Logic over emotion but both are necessary for a stable human being. Control them lest they control you. I believe you to be intelligent and thus believe in you :p
it’s history. And a long one at that. Negative or not it’s still one that brought joy to millions over the years regardless of how you personally feel.
no matter how much you don’t, it is still horrifying animal abuse; as is most of history, and people like you are why it rarely changes
do you have nothing better to do than moot pointing at women who get to have their own opinions and view, no matter what your personal feelings are?
May 22, 1972…Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit Moscow. During his stay, he met with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
Canada, 10 other countries to move forward on new TPP after U.S. withdrawal