2 Jul 2001 dave0   » (Journeyer)

dyork: Chances are, the Americans weren't invited to the first Dominion Day (as Canada Day was known from 1867 through 1982) celebrations . One of the many things they were preoccupied with was how to steal some Canadian land. In July 1866, the US House of Representatives passed an annexation bill with the intent of taking over most of Canada . Canadians weren't too keen on that idea.

They came to their senses, though, so we didn't have to burn the White House down a second time.

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