On This Day in Canada’s History (October 12)  

On this day in Canada

Below is the major event that occurred in Canada’s history on this day, October 12:

  • 1957: Lester B. Pearson, the former Canadian Minister of External Affairs, received a telegram from Sweden, announcing that he had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his pivotal role in establishing UN Peacekeepers.
Lester B Pearson
Lester B Pearson holding his Nobel Peace Prize (Library and Archives Canada/C-94168)
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