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.
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