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April 13, 1954
April 13, 1905

April 13, 1954

Premier Angus L. Macdonald died while in office (b. 1890). A First World War veteran, “He served as the Liberal premier of Nova Scotia from 1933 to 1940, when he became the federal minister of defence for naval services. He oversaw the creation of an effective Canadian navy and Allied convoy service during World War II.” After the Second World War, he returned to Nova Scotia from Ottawa and was elected premier once again in 1945. (Photo: Angus L. Macdonald (centre) with his...
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April 13, 1905

Robert William Chambers was born in Wolfville. He loved drawing as a child. He later became a well-loved, award-winning editorial cartoonist whose work spanned a fifty-three-year career, appearing regularly in the Chronicle Herald. In the early 1920s, he studied art in New York, returning to Nova Scotia in 1932 to work as an editorial cartoonist. He died in 1996, two weeks before his ninety-first birthday. A range of his work can be viewed online at bobchamberscartoons.blogspot.ca. (Photo:  Bob Chambers, 1941. N.S. Archives).
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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.