Montréal was awarded a National League baseball franchise, to be known as the Montreal Expos.
1893Algonquin Park Created
The Ontario government created Algonquin Park, Canada's first provincial park.
1919Birth of Francess Halpenny
Editor Francess Halpenny, who was general editor of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, was born at Ottawa.
1945Birth of Bruce Cockburn
Folk singer Bruce Cockburn was born at Ottawa.
1898Birth of William Arthur Irwin
William Arthur Irwin, former editor of Maclean's magazine was born at Ayr, Ont.
1999Julie Payette in Space
Canadian astronaut Julie Payette took part in a space shuttle mission. She and a co-worker repaired faulty parts in the Russian space station Zarya's battery pack.
2012Ryder Hesjedal Wins the Giro d'Italia
Ryder Hesjedal, from Victoria, BC, became the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour road cycling title after finishing first overall at the Giro d’Italia.
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology opened in Edmonton.
1813British Abandon Fort George
In the face of a larger American invasion force Brigadier-General John Vincent ordered that the smouldering Fort George be abandoned. The move exposed the entire British line on the Niagara Frontier, which Vincent ordered abandoned from Queenston Heights south to Fort Erie.
1649Burial of Marie Rollett
Marie Rollet, one of the first French women to set foot in New France, was buried in Québec City. In 1617, Rollett set sail for what is now Québec City with her husband, Louis Hébert, and three children. The family is renowned for cultivating the land they were given; Hébert is considered among the first successful European farmers in Canada.