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The Globe on Facebook.

Facebook's Timeline exposes the Globe's long history (and you can help) Add to ...

For most Facebook users, the switch to the Timeline format is a sudden splash of every status update, picture posted and friend made since you joined. There could be some important points in your life, too: you can mark when you began a relationship, had that great trip or started a new job.

The new format actually makes it possible to scroll through your whole time on Facebook – what used to be a cumbersome process when your history was only recorded on your wall.

Now, I joined Facebook back when it was only for university students. That’s about seven years ago for me. But when you’re The Globe, Timeline exposes a whole lot more history.

There’s the founding of the paper in 1844; the merger of The Globe and The Mail and Empire to become The Globe and Mail; our news-gathering airplane in the 1930s; our first bureau in China, and much more.

We’d like you to help us explore our long, rich history. We’ve posted a number of important points in The Globe’s history, and some Globe front pages of important moments in Canada’s history, such as Confederation or the epic 1972 hockey summit with Russia.

One reader even shared a picture of a 1962 issue of The Globe his father kept, which covered a Toronto snowstorm.

What would you like to see? If you have a suggestion for an important moment in history and you want to see how The Globe covered it, let us know in the comments or right on our page and we may add it to our Timeline.

I’d also like to thank the wonderful people in The Globe’s library for their assistance, including Celia Donnelly, Stephanie Chambers and Paula Wilson.

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