The first 20 Canadian peacekeeping troops arrived in Egypt.
1899Birth of Dr Masajiro Miyazaki
Dr Masajiro Miyazaki, who, when he was elected village commissioner in Lillooet in 1950, became the first Japanese-Canadian to hold public office in Canada, was born at Hikone City, Japan.
1881Birth of Florence Wyle
Sculptor Florence Wyle, who was considered Canada's finest academic sculptor, was born at Trenton, Ill.
1833Birth of Antoine Labelle
Roman Catholic priest François-Xavier-Antoine Labelle, who was instrumental in promoting French colonization of the Ottawa Valley, was born at Ste-Rose, Qué.
1905Canadian Northern Completed
The Canadian Northern Railway was completed to Edmonton.
1854Heroine of Long Point
During a vicious storm on Lake Erie, the schooner Conductor foundered. The crew clung to the frozen rigging all night. Next morning Abigail Becker waded shoulder-high into the surf and coaxed the men ashore.
1937Governor General's Awards
The Governor General's Literary Awards were established by the Canadian Authors Association. The then Governor General, Lord Tweedsmuir, wrote numerous books, including the novel The Thirty-nine Steps, under his name John Buchan.
1970Léopold Simoneau's Final Performance
Léopold Simoneau, often called the outstanding Mozart tenor of his generation, made his final public appearance, with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra in Handel's Messiah.
1997Death of Judge Sopinka
John Sopinka, former Supreme Court of Canada judge, died at the age of 64 in Ottawa. he was a vigorous champion of the rights of the accused.