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John’s Believe It Or Not… February 6th

* 1948 – Barbara Anne Scott Wins Olympic Gold Medal at St. Moritz. * 1952 Elizabeth becomes queen. * 1820 Freed U.S. slaves depart on journey to Africa. * 1928 Anastasia arrives in the United States. * 1937 Of Mice and Men is published.

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* 1948 – Barbara Anne Scott Wins Olympic Gold Medal at St. Moritz.

Barbara Ann Scott, figure skater (born at Ottawa, Ont, 9 May 1928; died at Amelia Island, US, 30 Sept 2012). One of Canada’s best-remembered athletes, Scott endeared herself to Canadians in winning the 1948 St Moritz Olympic Games figure-skating title. At age 9, she had begun a daily 7-hour training routine; a year later, she became the youngest Canadian to earn a gold medal for figures. She was Canadian senior women’s champion 1944-48, N American champion 1945-48, and European and world champion 1947-48. Her capture of the coveted Olympic gold medal on 6 Feb 1948 made her a celebrity; in Ottawa, she was honored by adoring crowds and showered with gifts; she was the object of endless media attention. Scott received the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year in 1945, 1947 and 1948. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… February 6th”