The last slave transaction in Canada took place when Emmanuel Allan was sold at auction in Montréal.
1711Naval Disaster on St Lawrence
A British fleet under Admiral Sir Hovenden Walker, sailing to attack Québec, blundered onto the rocks of Ile-aux-Oeufs. The 19 warships and 41 other ships carried over 11 000 men; 7 transports and a supply ship were lost with as many as 950 men.
1898Birth of Brian Claxton
Politician Brian Claxton, who was responsible for the introduction of family allowances and who helped negotiate Newfoundland's entry into Confederation, was born at Montréal.
1876Treaty No. 6
Treaty No. 6 was signed at Carlton and at Fort Pitt with the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree and Assiniboine. It ceded an area of 120,000 sq. miles of the plains of Saskatchewan and Alberta.