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This is the way it was on the 12th of May....in Canadian history....on this date in 1973 - Toronto Maple Leafs signed Swedish defenseman Borje Salming and forward Inge Hammarstrom as free agents.....and, in 1870-- - Manitoba entered our Confederation as a Canadian province.

Also--Canadian singer and occasional radio DJ and television host Keith Hampshire scored his only RPM chart-topper with a cover of “The First Cut is the Deepest” ,on May 12, 1973.

This is the way it was -- may 13th -- in Canadian history....on May 13, 1942 - - Two more Canadian ships lost to German U-Boats in the St. Lawrence River., near Anticosti Island, Québec.

Then, one year later, on May 13, 1943 - - HMCS Drumheller helps sink the German submarine U-753 in the middle of the Atlantic ocean.

As well--on this date-- in 1989--- Swift Current Broncos defeat Saskatoon Blades 4-3 in overtime to win the Memorial Cup, Canada's Major Junior A Championship...in Saskatoon....and, on may 13th one year ago...our Chris Hadfield returned to earth after 144 days in space....( see video).

Here's the news from May 14th---In 1898, the Yukon Territory was organized with Dawson City as its capital.

In 1954, Canada and the U.S. agreed to build the St. Lawrence Seaway. The project included building seven locks, deepening navigation channels and constructing a power facility near Cornwall, Ont. As well, bridges and tunnels were built and parts of two Ontario communities were relocated.

and, on may 14, 2010, Pte. Kevin McKay, 24, of 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, was killed by an improvised explosive device about 15 kilometres southwest of Kandahar city.

That's the way things were on may 14th in Canadian history.