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... that the
"P"-badge (pictured) for Polish forced laborers was the first official, public badge introduced by Nazi Germany, preceding the " Jewish yellow star" by over a year? ... that
coined the term " Lixia Zhang middlebox"? ... that Canadian artist
Jillian Tamaki, of This One Summer fame, wrote the episodes " Adventure Time " and " Astral Plane "? The Diary ... that Bach's cantata
, probably served for both a memorial service and for job applications, and certainly for the Third Sunday after Trinity in 1714 and 1723? Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21 ... that the golfer
was a professional in all four Bertie Snowball Home Nations before being killed in action during World War I, aged just 28? ... that most of the flow that
contributes to the Lackawanna River comes from one Wilson Creek acid mine drainage discharge? ... that the
demonstration against #NiUnaMenos femicide in Argentina was attended by nearly 200,000 people? ... that in 1681,
married an African slave in colonial Maryland, even though she knew that doing so would condemn her to a life of slavery? a white woman
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. At territorial evolution of Canada Confederation in 1867, four provinces ( Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia) were established from three British colonies. This nascent country continued to accrete new provinces and territories, including Manitoba in 1870, British Columbia in 1871, Prince Edward Island in 1873, and Alberta and Saskatchewan in 1905; previously established provinces also expanded their borders. The most recent province to be added was Newfoundland in 1949; it has since been renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.
Since the cession of the
Northwest Territories to Canada in 1870 and 1880, sections of the territory have been converted several times into new territories ( Yukon in 1898, Nunavut in 1999) and provinces (Alberta and Saskatchewan), and transferred to expand existing provinces.
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