John’s Believe It Or Not… February 26th

* 1942 – National Film Board wins its first Oscar with Churchill’s Island. * 1993 World Trade Center bombed * 1949 Lucky Lady II begins nonstop global flight * 1928 Fats Domino is born in New Orleans * 1919 Two national parks preserved – 10 years apart

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* 1942 – National Film Board wins its first Oscar with Churchill’s Island.

On February 26, 1942, National Film Board of Canada Commissioner John Grierson accepted the Academy Award for documentary short for the film Churchill’s Island. Originally produced for a Canadian audience as part of the Canada Carries On series of newsreels, the film would make a huge splash in the USA and help launch a new series produced specifically for our American neighbors. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… February 26th”

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