Hockey player Guy Lafleur, whose fluid skating style, instinctive playmaking and accurate shot carried him to 6 consecutive 50-goal seasons, was born at Thurso, Que.
1910École des Hautes Opens
The École des Hautes études commerciales opened in Montréal.
1788<i>North West America</i> Launched
The North West America, the first European vessel built on the BC coast, was launched by John Meares, sea captain, entrepreneur and fur trader. The ship was used in the trade for sea otter pelts.
1810Birth of George Coles
Businessman and politician George Coles was born in Prince Edward Island. Coles was a prominent PEI businessman who specialized in many sectors, including brewing and distilling. A Father of Confederation, Coles supported union initially, but changed his mind because he believed that the terms of union extended to PEI did not address its needs.
1917Wartime Elections Act
Parliament passed the Wartime Elections Act. The federal vote was extended to women in the armed forces, and to female relatives of military men, while disenfranchising citizens of "enemy alien" birth.
1985Lincoln Alexander Sworn In
Lincoln Alexander was sworn in as Ontario's lieutenant-governor, the first Black person to hold the vice-regal position in Canada. Alexander was also the first Black MP and federal Cabinet minister.
1875Treaty No. 5
Treaty No. 5 was concluded at Lake Winnipeg ceding an area of approximately 100,000 sq. miles inhabited by Chippewa and Swampy Cree (Maskegon) of Manitoba and Ontario.