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The Normandy (north of France) beaches have their place in our history and are visited by many Americans, Canadians and French people. On these beaches the 2nd world ended with the death of (too) many soldiers. Every year France commemorates the sacrifice made by allied nations for the freedom of Western Europe. www.frenchessentials.com
Commander Chris Hadfield made history not just by being the first Canadian to command the International Space Station, but also by giving those of us still on Earth an unprecedented look at life on the space station, and instilling a love of space explorations in Canadians and people around the world.
In 1858 the first Canadian ten cent coin was introduced within Canada. It's monetary value was set at one tenth of a dollar, and it proudly featured England's then reigning Queen Victoria on its face. The image of twin Maple Boughs were pressed into the other side of each dime produced at the Royal Canadian mint until 1936 when the Canadian dime updated it's image to the stylish image.