December 31. Ottawa is chosen for the capital city of Canada by decree of Queen Victoria in 1857.
December 31, 1857. Postcard celebrating Ottawa with logos, flags, crests, and designs, circa 1930.
December 30. In 1981 Wayne Gretzky ties scoring record set by Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy.
December 30, 1981. Maurice Richard, left, poses with teammate Jean Beliveau holding the Stanley Cup in 1958.