John’s Believe It Or Not… May 23rd

* 1914 – The Komagata Maru Arrives in Vancouver with 396 Sikhs on board. * 1934 Police kill famous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde * 1960 Tsunami hits Hawaii * 1701 Captain Kidd walks the plank * 2015 Ireland legalizes same-sex marriage

It’s Hump Day Wednesday! Did You Know…

* 1914 – The Komagata Maru Arrives in Vancouver with 396 Sikhs on board.

For many Canadians, the name Komagata Maru means little. But what happened on that crowded ship in 1914 has become, for many scholars, emblematic of an entire period of Canadian history characterized by xenophobia, racism, and exclusionary immigration policies. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… May 23rd”

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