On this day in 1890, the most famous Canadian of all time was born Gravenhurst ON. Henry Norman Bethune, was a graduate in medicine from the University of Toronto, and spent many years practicing in war time medical units. He is best known in his adopted country of China; where his legacy is maintained via a standard reading in the school system: “In Memory of Norman Bethune”. Posthumously, he is now celebrated in his native land, even though his motivation for service and politics would not be widely held by citizens then or now. I hold this to be an admirable aspect of Canadian political life.