The Stanley Cup, donated by Governor General Lord Stanley, was first awarded to the Montreal AAA hockey team. Montreal defeated the Ottawa Generals 3-1.
1990Bull Found Murdered
Gerald Bull, a Canadian weapons designer and arms dealer, was found murdered at his home in Brussels, Belgium. Bull had been designing a long-range artillery weapon for Iraq, known as a "supergun."
1950Mercurys World Champions
The Edmonton Mercurys won the world hockey championship tournament in London.
2006BC Ferry Sinks
BC Ferries' Queen of the North hit a rock near Gil Island and sank while traveling south from Prince Rupert. Two of the 101 passengers were never found.
1884Birth of Elizabeth Smellie
Elizabeth Smellie, the first woman promoted colonel in the Canadian Army (1944), was born at Port Arthur, Ont.
1972Birth of Elvis Stojko
Figure skater Elvis Stojko was born at Newmarket, Ont.
1860Birth of Thomas Evans
Thomas Evans, the outstanding Canadian soldier of his generation, was born at Hamilton, Ont.
1946Birth of Rivka Golani
Rivka Golani, one of the most sought after viola soloists in the world, was born at Tel Aviv.
1909Birth of Gabrielle Roy
Writer Gabrielle Roy, whose Bonheur d'occasion (The Tin Flute) was translated into more than 15 languages, was born at St-Boniface, Man.
1877Bison Protection Laws
The Northwest Council passed an Ordinance for the Protection of the Buffalo, which outlawed hunting bison for sport and prohibited the use of buffalo jumps. The legislation was repealed the following year, however, and the dwindling bison population continued to decline.
1929<i>I'm Alone</i> Sunk
The Canadian schooner and rumrunner I'm Alone was sunk by the US Coast Guard. The captain and crew were taken to New Orleans as prisoners.
2016Death of Rob Ford
Rob Ford, the municipal politician who became an international celebrity during his scandal-plagued term as the mayor of Toronto from 2010 to 2014, died after a battle with cancer. A staunch conservative, Ford campaigned against tax hikes and fought to cut spending at City Hall, famously running for office under the slogan "stop the gravy train."
1923Hewitt Announces First Game
Foster Hewitt announced his first hockey game, over the Toronto Star's radio station, CFCA.