Slave, Dogrib, Hare, Loucheux and other bands ceded the Mackenzie River region of the Northwest Territories to the federal government.
1939First Transatlantic Air Service
The first transatlantic air service began with a Pan American flight between Botwood, Nfld, and Southampton, England.
1980"O Canada" Becomes Anthem
Canada's national anthem, "O Canada", was approved by Parliament under the National Anthem Act.
1967Birth of Sylvie Frechette
Synchronized swimmer Sylvie Frechette, who was awarded an Olympic gold-medal a year and a half after she competed in the 1992 Olympics, was born at Montreal.
1922Birth of Richard Vollenweider
Environmentalist Richard Vollenweider, who helped set the limit for phosphorus loading to the Great Lakes, thus avoiding severe eutrophication of the world's largest supply of fresh water, was born at Zurich, Switz.
1941Women Enlist in Army
The federal government passed legislation that allowed women to enlist in the army.
2013Anthony Bennett Becomes the First Canadian No. 1 NBA Draft
The Cleveland Cavaliers pick Toronto-born Anthony Bennett first overall in the 2013 NBA Draft. Bennett is the first Canadian to become the No. 1 draft in the NBA.
1860Queen's Plate First Held
North America's oldest continuously run horse race, the Queen's Plate, was first held at Toronto's Carleton Track. It was open to all horses bred in Upper Canada that had not yet won money and the prize was 50 Guineas.
1998Death of Joyce Wieland
Artist and filmmaker Joyce Wieland, who was passionately concerned with the aesthetic perspective of the woman artist, died at Toronto.
1949Liberals Win Landslide
In the federal election, the Liberals won a landslide with 190 seats (the highest by any party to that time) to only 41 seats for the Progressive Conservatives under George Drew. The CCF won 13 and the Social Credit 10. Louis St-Laurent remained PM.
1890George Dixon Wins Championship
Nova Scotian George Dixon won the world bantamweight boxing crown.
1957Death of Malcolm Lowry
Novelist Malcolm Lowry, author of Under the Volcano, died at age 48.
1991Spicer Commission Report
The Spicer Commission recommended that the government foster a sense of country, that Québec be recognized as a unique province, that there be a prompt settlement of Indigenous land claims and that the Senate be reformed or abolished.