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On this Day:
- On Oct. 25, 1666 – Radisson and Groseilliers had an audience with King Charles II who promised them ships for an expedition to Hudson Bay. Sent 11 hours ago
- On Oct. 25, 1768 – Port La Joie, founded by the French, was renamed Charlottetown in honor of the wife of George III. Sent 13 hours ago
- On Oct. 25, 1780 – Sir Frederick Haldimand, Governor of Quebec, protested that laws favoured merchants and not the inhabitants. Sent 15 hours ago
- On Oct. 25, 1798 – A boundary commission made the St. Croix River the southern border between New Brunswick and Maine. Sent 17 hours ago
- On Oct. 25, 1920 – Plebiscites in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia resulted in large majorities for prohibition. Sent 19 hours ago
- On Oct. 25, 1951 – Montreal, Quebec became the fist Canadian city to reach a population of over one million. Sent 21 hours ago
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