We venture to say that in no part of the Dominion, except in the extreme west was it possible to play cricket on Xmas Eve. And yet Major Cotton and others did play on that day, and all unite in…
Published December 05, 2007 by
This holiday season, people can phone their relatives or their loved ones who separated and unable to share in Christmas family traditions. The telephone call is truly a superb christmas present connecting hearts and minds of those that may be separated by thousands of miles and yet the Christmas spirit can reach remarkable well across countries and oceans.
Some notes about the phone:
(Sources: The Canadian Inventions Book,
OK, well not telephone poles butâ€¦
The South Pole was reached on December 14, 1911, by Roald Amundsen. Because of a navigation error, his British rival, Robert Scott, missed the pole by one kilometre the following month. Except for an overflight in 1929, no one visited the pole again until 1956. In the winter, it is sometimes colder at the South Pole than it is on the surface of Mars. The world's lowest temperature was recorded at Vostok,
Have a much â€œwarmerâ€ Christmas!