The Honourable Garde Basil Gardom was installed as British Columbia's 26th lieutenant- governor.
1926Birth of Elizabeth II
The future Queen Elizabeth II of England was born.
1989Order of British Columbia Created
The Order of British Columbia was established to honour people of great distinction who excel in any field of endeavour benefiting the people of BC.
1902Peary Turns Back
Robert Peary turned back at 84°17' north latitude, in his attempt to reach the North Pole.
1918Death of the Red Baron
Canadian pilot Roy Brown is credited with shooting down the infamous "Red Baron," Manfred von Richthofen, near Amiens. By another account he was brought down by ground fire.
1821Bank of Upper Canada
The Bank of Upper Canada was incorporated at York (Toronto).
1841Birth of Jennie Trout
Jennie Trout, first Canadian woman licensed to practise medicine in Canada, was born at Kelso, Scot.
1885Birth of Peter Kelly
Peter Kelly, Aboriginal activist and leader, key figure in the consultations that led to a revision of the Indian Act, was born at Skidegate, BC.
1785Trial by Jury
Trial by jury was first established in Canada.
1998Formation of Planets Discovered
Astronomers announced that they had observed evidence of the early formation of a group of planets, similar to our own solar system, around a young sun 220 million light years away.
2014Death of Herb Gray
Herbert Eser Gray, former deputy prime minister and one of Canada's longest serving parliamentarians, died in Ottawa.
1917Collishaw Receives Croix de Guerre
After an air engagement,R. Collishaw evaded several German and mistakenly landed at a German base. He quickly took off and managed to land at a French airfield near Verdun. The French were so impressed with his feat that they awarded him the Croix de Guerre.
1951Barilko's Last Goal
Bill Barilko of the Toronto Maple Leafs scored the last game of his life in the first overtime period against the Montreal Canadiens, winning the Stanley Cup for the Leafs. He perished in a plane crash shortly after and his body was only recovered 11 years later. Ironically, the Leafs did not win another cup until the year his body was found.
1954National Ballet of Canada's TV Debut
The National Ballet of Canada opened its Toronto season with a ballet version of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It was the first time the National Ballet appeared on television.
1920Houde Murder Trial
The murder trial of Marie-Anne Houde ended. Houde was accused of murdering her step-daughter, Aurore, who became a martyr in the collective consciousness. Houdes defence was insanity exacerbated by pregnancy. Initially she was sentenced to be hanged but her sentence was changed to life imprisonment due to pressure from the citizenry and militant groups.