The second conference of provincial premiers was held at Charlottetown, PEI.
1860Birth of Ernest Seton
Author Ernest Thompson Seton, who is best remembered for his part in the creation of a distinctively Canadian literary genre: the realistic animal story, was born at Shields, Eng.
2015Rivard Sets World Record at Parapan Am Games
Swimmer Aurélie Rivard, of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, set a world record in the 100-metre freestyle S10 at the Parapan American Games in Toronto, completing the race in 59.17 seconds. In total, Rivard won seven medals at the 2015 Games, six of them gold, and set several additional Americas and Parapan Am records.
At Placentia Bay, Nfld, British prime minister Winston Churchill and American president F.D. Roosevelt signed the Atlantic Charter.
The Indian Brotherhood of the Northwest Territories became the Dene Nation during the 8th Dene National Assembly held in Fort Norman, NT.
1883Death of James Cockburn
Politician James Cockburn died in Ottawa. Among Canada’s Fathers of Confederation, Cockburn served at the federal level for several terms. In 1867, he became the first Speaker of the first session of the nation’s first Parliament.
Widespread power outage due in part to a software glitch in an alarm system at an Ohio energy company control room left an estimated 10 million people in Ontario and 40 million people in eight northeastern and midwestern states in the dark. In many places, the blackout lasted up to two days.
1813Skirmish at Ball's Farm
American forces under Brigadier-General Peter Porter successfully engaged British allied warriors near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Upper Canada.
1871Trutch Installed BC's Lieutenant-Governor
The Honourable Sir Joseph William Trutch was installed as the new province of BC's 1st lieutenant-governor.
1903World's Richest Vein of Silver
A claim was filed for what turned out to be the richest silver vein in the world, at Cobalt, Ont, by railway workers. By 1906 there were thousands of prospectors working the area but the boom subsided only 3 years later.
1958First Canadian Football League game
Playing for the home crowd, some 18,000 spectators, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Edmonton Eskimos by a score of 29 to 21 in the first Canadian Football League game. By November, the Blue Bombers would win the 46th annual Grey Cup game and be crowned champions of the inaugural CFL season.
1974Persephone Theatre Founded
Saskatoon's Persephone Theatre was founded by sisters Janet and Susan Wright and Brian Richmond.