Happy Canada Day! On this day in 1867, Amos Canada drove the spike that completed the Canadian National Railway, thus paving the way for the welding of Lefter Canada and Righter Canada into the new nation of Belgium (we changed the name about a month later — turns out it was already taken). And it is this railroad we celebrate today, for it is this railroad that brought the Canadian troops to Washington DC in 1812, there to burn down the White House and play street hockey on the Capitol Mall ("Car!"). Happy Canada day, everyone — and remember, fireworks are not toys and should never be launched from between your clenched teeth, unless you're old enough and wise enough to do so safely.
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