Here's someone every Canadian should be following -- Canadian historian Craig Baird's X (twitter) feed (and the dogs in parliament AI photo above is from Craig's post here)
Today in 1928, Ethel Catherwood won Gold at the 1928 Olympics in the High Jump.— Craig Baird - Canadian History Ehx (@CraigBaird) August 11, 2023
She was one of the Matchless Six, a group of Canadian women who dominated at those Olympics.
Let's learn a bit more about Catherwood, the Saskatoon Lily!
Ethel was born on April 28, 1908 in Hannah,… pic.twitter.com/kYSzgCfWaL
Each day, I am sharing the history of the Indigenous people of each province and territory.— Craig Baird - Canadian History Ehx (@CraigBaird) August 8, 2023
Today I am looking at the Woodland Cree People who live in their territory across the northern area of Prairie Provinces
The Woodland Cree call themselves Nîhithaw in their own language.… pic.twitter.com/KMBnMf53Sz
My piece for Daily Hive today, all about how The Beachcombers helped build the Vancouver film industry that we know today. Enjoy!https://t.co/o7vFKUPYqS— Craig Baird - Canadian History Ehx (@CraigBaird) August 12, 2023
He frequently also generates very interesting A.I. visuals:
Did you know that not that long ago, whales once swam where the Parliament Buildings are now located?— Craig Baird - Canadian History Ehx (@CraigBaird) August 11, 2023
It was thanks to the Champlain Sea, which existed for 3,000 years and covered from northwest of Ottawa all the way to Quebec City.
Let's learn about it!
When the glacial ice… pic.twitter.com/zmiG0wHcDx
His posts often inspire others to add their own Canadian history stories:
Happy Friday everyone! Hope everyone has a great long weekend ahead.— Craig Baird - Canadian History Ehx (@CraigBaird) August 4, 2023
I asked AI to generate miniature models of various things from Canadian history. Enjoy!
The Halifax Explosion
This 2.9-kiloton explosion on Dec. 6, 1917 killed over 1,700 people & injured 9,000.
Speaking of history, here are some other notes about Canadian history:
I left #TheGreyCup overnight in the back seat my unlocked Toyota Tercel in ‘93. Woke up the next day wondering where I’d left it. Searched my entire house to no avail. Last place I checked was my car. 😬. Celebrated “finding” it again by eating @countchocula out of it. @CFL— Jed Roberts (@jedrock43) August 5, 2023
This Knowledge Network piece is just terrific. It's nominally about graphic design (historically) in Canada, but it's really about our national symbols. I'm now giving my $ to KN, not Netflix, and I am not sorry. #cdnpoli https://t.co/gihTgupbbK— Diane Marie (@DianeMariePosts) August 8, 2023
Such fascinating, unique stuff.
Elsie MacGill -- "Queen of the Hurricanes", chief engineer over the production of more than 1,400 Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft in Fort William (now part of Thunder Bay) ON during the SWW. Coming to a Canadian $1 coin soon. https://t.co/9pcGagK6tY— Jeff Hubbell (@Humbledore) August 2, 2023
...Officer Colleran spent a few minutes talking with Keonte and felt the bond.He too is a brother to siblings, and he too is a gamer.And was moved by both Keonte’s drive to help his family, and towards his respectful and soft-spoken demeanor.He took down the information, and spoke with the ‘concerned neighbor’.And left Keonte to continue his work.Which wasn’t enough.Once back at the station, he spoke of Keonte. He felt compelled.And in a short time, he and others raised many hundreds of dollars....
...Jolien being hailed as a heroic inspiration for her selflessless and her willingness to prioritize the team's interests above her own interests.An exceptional display.Such resilience and positive spirits.She is a true role model in the world of athletics."I didn't think about it, I just went for it....
...She was becoming quite frail and couldn't get out of the stretcher but her mind was as sharp as a tack and she knew what she wanted".Dave went down to the waters edge, and collected both wet and dry sand, and a cup of sea water.Which they put into her hands.Mavis tasted the water.They both stood by her gurney for 45 minutes.She had her eyes closed much of the time with the sun on her face and the salt water in the air.It was a quiet time, with each person thinking their own thoughts....
Trudeau should take his youngest to a drag story time for the final and ultimate trifecta— JB 🍁 (@_sheepking) August 9, 2023
I sign autographs as myself but occasionally I am somehow also signing as Sloane, Venus, Serena, Taylor, Alycia, and yesterday I got Leylah for the first time lollll. https://t.co/bnynHNkwCA— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) August 9, 2023
In the olden days we used to talk about the weather to change the subject away from uncomfortable conversations. #climatechange— Marissa Rothkopf🌻🇺🇦🌻 (@MarissaRothkopf) August 11, 2023
A baby gorilla gently interacts with a deer. pic.twitter.com/Apxg2tjYXM— Fascinating (@fasc1nate) August 5, 2023
Dog found singing and playing the piano while owners aren't there pic.twitter.com/9cpHSKnoV4— B&S (@_B___S) August 8, 2023
Cat discovered its ears in the mirror.. 😂 pic.twitter.com/GlZXuCuTFg— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) August 11, 2023
he loved it so much he walked himself up— theworldofdog (@theworldofdog) August 10, 2023
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