The Dominion of Canada was created by the British Parliament on 1 July 1867.
Happy anniversary, neighbors!
Here's something I thought was interesting: In Quebec, July 1 is also called "Moving Day," because most leases there begin and end on that day, and lots of folks are moving. Wikipedia says that "Federalist Quebec residents who oppose the popular sovereigntist campaign for an independent Quebec joke that Moving Day is scheduled to ensure Quebecers are too busy moving house to celebrate Canada Day." Heh.
I wonder if ibuprofen sales in Quebec spike on July 2, what with all the Moving Day mal au dos. Zut!