An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
British Columbia Joins Confederation of Canada (1871) In the years leading up to British Columbia’s entrance into the Confederation of Canada, two distinct gold rushes prompted financial crisis in the region as well as fears that the US might attempt to annex the British colony. In 1871, British Columbia became the 6th province to join the Confederation. In return, Canada assumed a large portion of the province’s debt and strengthened its own hand in international trade. What does British Columbia’s Latin motto Splendor sine occasu mean? More…
Hitler dictated his manifesto, whose title means “my struggle,” while serving a prison term for treason. The book, filled with anti-Semitic outpourings, worship of power, disdain for civil morality, and strategy for world domination, became the bible of National Socialism. By the end of WWII, about 10 million copies of the book had been sold or distributed in Germany (every newlywed couple, as well as every front soldier, received a free copy).