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November 28, 1976
November 28, 1831
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November 28, 1976

Mona Leonhardt Foster (née Parsons) died in Wolfville (b. 1901). She grew up in Wolfville and was educated at the Acadia Ladies’ Seminary and later in Boston, where she became an actress for a brief time. She trained as a nurse, but soon married a Dutch businessman, Willem Leonhardt, and moved to Holland. After the German invasion of Holland in May 1940, she and her husband became members of an...
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November 28, 1831

The Seal Island Lighthouse began operation of the southwest coast of Nova Scotia.
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November 28, 1918

The transport Aquitania docks at Halifax, bringing back thousands of World War One soldiers from the battlefields of Europe. Later on December 14, the Olympic would dock with a further 5,354 soldiers. Shortly after, Group of Seven war artist Arthur Lismer would write of the ship's arrival to a friend; "It was a magnificent sight - and is the most typical of all such subjects - there will be many...
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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.