Nova Scotia-born Joshua Slocum set out in his small boat Spray from Boston, Mass, on his voyage around the world. He completed his journey on 27 June 1898, making him the first man to sail around the world alone.
1966Fédération des femmes Convention
The first convention of the Fédération des femmes du Québec opened, with Thérèse Casgrain as president. The groups mission was to gain equal pay for women and an increase in family allowance.
1951Kap 'Yong Valley
Canadian troops defended the Kap 'Yong Valley in Korea against a Chinese attack, at the cost of 10 dead and 23 wounded.
1779North West Company Formed
The North West Company was formed in Montreal, with 16 shares.
1952First Alberta Oil in Ontario
The first shipment of oil from Alberta arrived in Ontario via pipeline and freighter.
1933Birth of Alan Eagleson
Alan Eagleson, hockey's first player agent, was born at St Catharines, Ont.
1955Last Streetcar in Vancouver
The last streetcar ran in Vancouver, ending 65 years of street-rail service in the city.
1913First Montréal Suffrage Association Council Elected
One of the first organizations in Québec’s suffrage movement, the Montréal Suffrage Association, elected its first council. French-Canadian participation was difficult to grow. The group would dissolve six years later when the council felt their membership did not adequately represent the province’s women.
1913Birth of Violet Archer
Composer Violet Archer was born at Montreal.
In the Persons Case, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously decided women were not "persons" who could hold public office as Canadian senators. In 1929 the British Privy Council reversed the decision.
2014Ben Heppner Announced Retirement
Renowned lyric tenor Ben Heppner announced his retirement from the stage.
1885Battle of Fish Creek
General Middleton engaged Gabriel Dumont's Métis at Fish Creek, NWT; the battle was a stalemate.
1985Lord's Day Act Ruled Contrary
The Supreme Court of Canada found that the Lord's Day Act was contrary to the freedom of religion guaranteed in the Charter of Rights.
The federal government banned fishing off the New Brunswick coast and the area around Port aux Basques, Nfld, to conserve dwindling fish stocks.