1891 – Born on January 6th in Beccles, England. British machinist, trade unionist, communist leader.
1910 – Buck immigrated to Canada in search of a better living.
– He was soon immersed in radical working-class politics in Toronto.
1921 – Buck later claimed to have been a founding member of the Communist Party of Canada, organized in a secret meeting in a barn near Guelph, and soon became a leading architect of its trade-union policy.
1929 – Buck emerged as the party’s general secretary, a post he held for 32 years.
1932-1934 – He spent over 2 years in jail and 3 years underground during WWII when his party was banned.
1962 – He retired as general secretary of the Communist Party of Canada.
1973 – Died on March 11th in Cuernavaca, Mexico.