The Canadian women's hockey team lost to the Americans 3-1, losing the gold medal game.
1919Death of Laurier
Sir Wilfrid Laurier died at Ottawa.
1932Mad Trapper Shot
Albert Johnson, the "Mad Trapper," was shot and killed by the RCMP on the Rat River, northern Yukon Territory.
1957Birth of Loreena McKennitt
Singer Loreena McKennitt was born at Morden, Man.
1921Birth of George Manuel
George Manuel, founding president of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples, was born at Neskonlith IR, BC.
1820Birth of Cardinal Taschereau
Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, first Canadian cardinal, was born at Sainte-Marie-de-la-Beauce, LC.
1902Birth of Howard O'Hagan
Writer Howard O'Hagan, best known for his novel of the Rocky Mountains, Tay John (1939), was born at Lethbridge, Alta.
1998Race Statistics Released
Statistics Canada released the results of its controversial question on race showing that the percentage of Canadians neither white nor aboriginal identify themselves as visible minorities, of whom 27 per cent were Chinese, 21 per cent South Asians and 18 per cent Blacks.
1938Birth of Martha Henry
Actress Martha Henry was born at Detroit, Mich.
1970Ottawa Bans Phosphates
Ottawa banned the use of phosphates in laundry detergent.
1873Caron Appointed Lieutenant-Governor
The Honourable René-Édouard Caron was appointed Québec's second lieutenant-governor, serving until his death on 13 December 1876.
1960New National Gallery Opened
Prime Minister John Diefenbaker opened the new National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
2006Gibson Wins Olympic Gold
Skeleton racer Duff Gibson edged out Germany's Matthias Biedermann to take the gold medal at the 2006 Torino Olympics. At age 39, he became the oldest individual medalist in Olympic history. Wanting his final ride to be a gold medal victory, Gibson vowed that it would be the last skeleton run he would ever make.