Charles-Eugène Boucher de Boucherville, leader of the provincial Conservative party, became Québec's third premier.
2014Tanya Tagaq Wins the Polaris Prize
Nunavummiut throat singer Tanya Tagaq won the Polaris Music Prize. The award is given to the best Canadian album of the past year as determined by a group of music journalists, broadcasters, bloggers, and academics from across Canada.
1929Birth of Paul-Marie Lapointe
Writer Paul-Marie Lapointe, whose unique synthesis of a surrealist heritage make him one of Québec's greatest poets and among those with the widest influence and audience, was born at St-Félicien, Qué.
1868Birth of Louise McKinney
Women's rights activist Louise McKinney, who achieved national renown as one of the 5 appellants, the "Famous Five," in the Persons Case, was born at Frankville, Ont.
1984Jon Kimura Parker Wins Leeds
Pianist Jon Kimura Parker of Burnaby, BC, won the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition.
Amherstburg was abandoned and burned by the British because of approaching American forces. British Major-General Henry Procter and his force began a withdrawal along the Thames River toward Moraviantown, accompanied by Tecumseh and his warriors.
1877Treaty No. 7
Treaty No. 7 was signed at Blackfoot Crossing in southern Alberta by the Blackfoot, Blood, Peigan, Sarsi and Stoney. Canadian officials understood that by the treaty First Nations surrendered some 35,000 sq miles of land to the Crown in return for reserves, payments and annuities.
A proclamation by Governor General Amherst outlined the main aspects of the government of Canada, which was divided into three military districts.
1818St John's Regatta
The first regatta in St. John's, Newfoundland, was reported in the local journal, though it is impossible to say exactly what year the race began. Despite stretches when the regatta was not held, it is considered the oldest continuing sports event in North America.
1988Redress to Japanese Canadians
Prime Minister Brian Mulroney acknowledged the wartime wrongs committed against Japanese Canadians and announced compensation for each individual who had been expelled from the coast, was born before 1 April 1949 and was alive at the time of the signing of the agreement. The compensation also provided a community fund to rebuild the infrastructure of the destroyed communities, pardons for those wrongfully convicted of disobeying orders under the War Measures Act, Canadian citizenship for those wrongfully deported to Japan and their descendants and funding for a Canadian Race Relations Foundation.