A Holiday Perspective: Victoria Day

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.

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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.
May 22, 1963
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

Curtain falls on ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ as Ringling/Barnum & Bailey circus closes after 146 years | Toronto Star
  • Kimberly S. Mackhan's profile photo

    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.

    Good riddance!!

    Be objective, Toronto Star.
    Write BALANCED articles.

    Nina Tryggvason's profile photo

    given the history of animal abuses, good riddens to Victorian Era entertainments. Plus, Clowns are the #1 phobia over 2. spiders and 3. snakes.
  • Devin “Dray” Koks's profile photo
    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
  • Devin “Dray” Koks's profile photo
    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.
  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    +Devin Koks 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
    +Devin Koks 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?

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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
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  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    meanwhile, America is the one with all the nukes and zero concept of legal rights
  • Clarence Goldsby's profile photo
    israel has over 300 nikes where you been. Thats ehu i could not understand why they was so upset with Iran.
  • Big DiP's profile photo
    Sure. Ignore the concept of human rights. Bam! Peace!
  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    +Clarence Goldsby America became the world leader in weapons since they industrialized war in the first European Theatre called WWI. other nations who have them, do so because America sold it with a Canada assist of the Candu Reactors. After the USA, France is the second biggest nation for needless radiation pollution in me tooism.
  • Israel exists because the Western nations did not accept WWII refugees and they went from their European Genociders back to the Arab ones they had gone to Europe to get away from. So, where have you been?
    the USA Surpreme Court is broken. Democracy Down.


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