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December 3, 1653
December 3, 1889
December 3, 2015

December 3, 1653

Nicholas Denys is granted all lands between Cape Canso and Cape Rosier (northeast New Brunswick). Denys was one of the most fascinating personalities from the early Acadian era of the 1630's-1670's in Nova Scotia. He was born in Tours, France in 1598, and died in Nepisiquit (current day Bathurst, N.S.) in 1688. He first arrived in Nova Scotia in 1632, but returned to France in 1636. Later he married and...
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December 3, 1889

Hugh Angus MacDonald was born in Lanark, Antigonish County (d. 1976). He became one of the most popular fiddlers in eastern Nova Scotia, playing for over seventy years at many social occasions. Known as a popular dance player, his specialty was polkas and he would later be known as the "Polka King." He recorded many of his tunes in Montreal in the mid-1930s. He was a recipient of the "Stompin...
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December 3, 2015

The Honourable Geoff Regan became the first Nova Scotian Speaker of the House of Commons in almost a century (the Honourable Edgar Nelson Rhodes from Amherst had served as Speaker from 1917 to 1922). He also became the chief administrative officer of the House and oversaw all financial and administrative matters concerning the operations of the House of Commons and its 1,500 employees. (Photo: Honourable Geoff Regan. Office of the Honourable Geoff Regan.)
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Binding: Hardback, 192 pages
Publication Date: 13th October 2017
ISBN: 9781459504806 Price: $34.95
Format: 10in x 8in; 300+ colour images
400 Years in 365 Days gives readers a fun, trivia-filled record which reflects the communities and peoples of Nova Scotia spanning the past 400+ years. Illustrating the entries are 300+ visuals including full colour paintings, drawings, photos, and archival objects. This informative and entertaining volume is a great reference book and a great gift for anyone interested in Nova Scotias colourful past and lively present

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LEO J. DEVEAU is an independent librarian-researcher-writer focused on Nova Scotia. On the 150th anniversary of Confederation Leo decided to update, revise and extend Shirley Elliott’s 1979 Nova Scotia Book of Days, resulting in his book 400 Years in 365 Days.