Happy Canada Day!
It seemed only fitting that today’s #TBT go back to the beginning of the holiday. In June 1868, Canada’s first Governor General Lord Charles Monck made a proclamation to celebrate the anniversary of confederation on July 1. Other things on Lord Monck’s resumé: law degree from Ireland, marriage to his first cousin, and this rad beard:
In 1879 the proclamation was formalized through legislation: An Act to make the first day of July a Public Holiday, by the name of Dominion Day. (click the image below to enlarge)
Source: Dominion Day, Government of Canada