#ThrowbackThursday: Dominion Day


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:

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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)

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Source: Dominion Day, Government of Canada

 

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