SaucyKod

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Dec 31, 1929

DECEMBER 31, 1929
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians play the New Year's Eve celebrations at New York's Roosevelt Grill, beginning an annual tradition that would last thirty-three years.
The broadcast of the Royal Canadians' yearly performance at the Roosevelt Grill (and later in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria) became a traditional part of New Year's Eve festivities throughout North America.
At the time of Lombardo's death in 1977, he and his Royal Canadians had released over one hundred records, with recordings of "Winter Wonderland," "Easter Parade," and "Humoresque" selling over one million copies. However; no song was more enduring than "Auld Lang Syne." Lombardo's version is the one that still plays in Times Square after the ball drops on New Year's Eve.
AULD LANG SYNE -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_SrZBlHr2k
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JANUARY 1, 1947
The first official Canadian Citizenship Ceremony in Ottawa, Ontario, in January, 1947. The Canadian Citizenship Act comes into effect under Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King's Government. 
It was the first Nationality Statue in Canada to define its people as Canadian rather than as British subjects. Among other things, the Act guaranteed all Canadian citizens right of entry into Canada, regardless of their country of origin, and gave married women full authority over their nationality status, independent of their husbands. Subsequent legislation would standardize and modernize the processes and rules for gaining citizenship.
With the passing of the Act..... Children born abroad to Canadian fathers or unwed Mothers were given Canadian citizenship. Immigrants of "good moral character" who knew some French or English could apply for citizenship after five years in Canada. Immigrants who had served in the Canadian Armed Forces in the First or Second World War could apply for citizenship after one year in Canada. 
The first citizenship ceremony took place on January 3rd, and Prime Minister Mackenzie King was among the first twenty-six people to receive their certificates. 
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
SaucyKod




2 comments:

DJan said...

Very interesting facts about Canada. 1947 was not that long ago! Thanks for giving me the information about how to become a Canadian citizen. Hmmm. If it gets bad enough here... :-)

Red said...

YOU'VE PICKED ON TWO VERY CANADIAN TOPICS. WE ALL KNEW GUY LOMBARDO AND MANY STILL KNOW WHO HE IS. WE ARE FOTUNATE TO HAVE OUR CITIZENSHIP ACT.