Saturday, September 7, 2013

Today In Canadian History

1572 CANADA'S FIRST BUSINESS DEAL Chateau Bay, Labrador - An anonymous Basque fisherman buys four scallops - this is Canada's earliest recorded business transaction.

Also On This Day...

Montreal Quebec - Marguerite Bourgeoys 1620-1700 arrives back in Montreal from France with Jeanne Mance and 62 men and 47 women settlers to found the Congregation of Notre Dame, the first religious order originating in Canada. Here she is teaching at her school, the first in Montreal

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