In the federal election, the Conservatives retained power with a reduced majority, winning 123 seats to the Liberals' 92. Sir John A. Macdonald remained prime minister.
1903Birth of Morley Callaghan
Novelist Morley Callaghan was born at Toronto.
1966LaPointe Appointed Lieutenant-Governor
The Honourable Hugues LaPointe was appointed Québec's 22nd lieutenant-governor, serving until 27 April 1978.
1976Joe Clark Becomes Leader
Joseph Clark emerged from a divided convention in Ottawa in 1976 to become the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party.
1951Birth of Elaine Tanner
Swimmer Elaine Tanner ("Mighty Mouse") was born at Vancouver.
1938Birth of Pierre Vallières
Pierre Vallières, writer and member of the FLQ, was born at Montreal.
1998Nagano Olympics Close
Ceremonies were held in Nagano, Japan, closing the Winter Olympic Games. Canada won 6 gold medals but failed to win a medal in ice hockey.
1968Radio Québec Formed
Radio Québec was created by the Government of Quebec.
2010Virtue and Moir Win Olympic Gold
Skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold medal in ice dancing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, the youngest-ever Olympic winners in the sport. It was the first gold medal in ice dancing for Canada and the first-ever gold in the event for an ice dancing pair in North America.
2006Klassen Wins Olympic Gold
Speed skater Cindy Klassen won gold in the 1500 m, and followed it with three additional medals (two silvers and a bronze) later in the Games. In so doing, she became the most decorated Winter Olympian in Canadian history, surpassing Marc Gagnons 2002 record. To celebrate her achievement Canadian officials chose her to carry the flag at the closing ceremonies.
1996Liberals Hold Newfoundland
The Liberals under Brian Tobin won the Newfoundland election, increasing the majority previously enjoyed by Clyde Wells.
2002Alanis Obomsawin Invested with the Order of Canada
Renowned documentary filmmaker and activist Alanis Obomsawin was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada. Obomsawin, a member of the Abenaki Nation, is one of Canada’s most accomplished documentary filmmakers, with over 30 films. She is a passionate advocate for social justice and the protection of Aboriginal culture.
1813Battle of Ogdensburg
Lieutenant-Colonel George Macdonnell led an assault from the ice on Ogdensburg, NY, taking control of the town. The town was not re-garrisoned for the rest of the war.
1855Birth of Grace Lockhart
Grace Lockhart, the first woman in the British Empire to receive a bachelor's degree, was born at Saint John, NB.
2006Crawford Wins Olympic Gold
At the Torino Olympics cross-country skier Chandra Crawford won Canadas second-ever medal in the event. Her win in the 1.1 km sprint during her Olympic debut and second year on the national team was unexpected by both the Canadian team as well as the long-established European teams who had historically dominated Nordic competitions.
1810De Bonne Expelled
The Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada voted to expel Pierre-Amable de Bonne for having assumed two public offices at once, Member of the House of Assembly and judge.