The first First Nations reserve in the Northwest Territories was created at Hay River.
1836First Steamer on the Pacific
The Hudson's Bay Company steamer Beaver, the first on the Pacific Coast, arrived at Fort Vancouver (near present-day Portland, Oregon).
1837Birth of Richard Bucke
Psychiatrist Richard Bucke, founder of the School of Medicine at University of Western Ontario, was born at Methwold, Eng.
1869Birth of Maude Abbott
Maude Abbott, who graduated from McGill but was barred from medicine because of her sex, was born at St Andrews East, Que.
1918Daylight Saving Time Introduced
Daylight saving time was introduced in Canada by the federal government as a measure for increasing war production, emulating legislation in Germany and Britain.
1993Arrest in the Somalian Affair
Master Corporal Clayton Matchee was arrested in connection with the death of a Somalian. He was later found hanging in his cell and suffered brain damage.
1945Richard Scores 50th
Maurice "Rocket" Richard scored his 50th goal in his 50th game of the NHL season, a record that stood for almost 40 years.
1891Newfoundland WCTU Presents Suffrage Petition
Some 50 members of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union presented petitions at the St. John’s Colonial Building. The signatures, requesting the municipalfranchise, had been collected across the island. The petitions were met with scorn. Though the House of Assembly held two debates, the measure was defeated each time.
1999United Nations Accelerated De-mining Program
Canadian participation in the United Nations Accelerated De-mining Program in Mozambique began. After prolonged periods of war, the African nation was confronted with thousands of undetonated land mines. Canadian personnel taught de-mining classes and took part in field training sessions. Land mine casualties significantly declined in the region.
1867BC Resolution on Confederation Passed
Amor De Cosmos' resolution calling for "the admission of BC into Confederation on fair and equitable terms" was given unanimous support by the colony's legislative council.