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Ottawa is the capital of Canada, the second largest city in the Province of Ontario, and the fourth largest city in the country. The city is located on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario...
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1857
12.31.1857
Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa, Ontario, as the capital of Canada.
1891
6.29.1891
Street railway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, commences operation.
1939
5.21.1939
The Canadian National War Memorial is unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa.
1982
4.17.1982
Patriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
8.27.1982
Turkish military diplomat Colonel Atilla Altıkat is shot and killed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada's capital. Justice Commandos Against Armenian Genocide claim responsibility, saying they are avenging the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians in the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
1990
9.30.1990
The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.
1997
12.3.1997
In Ottawa, Canada, representatives from 121 countries sign The Ottawa treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines. The United States, People's Republic of China, and Russia do not sign the treaty, however.