Québec premier Robert Bourassa rejected the Victoria Charter.
1611Hudson's Crew Mutinies
Henry Hudson's crew mutinied and set Hudson, his son John and 7 others adrift in a small boat. They were never heard from again.
1940West to East Northwest Passage
An RCMP patrol commanded by Henry Asbjorn Larsen sailed from Vancouver in the St. Roch. They reached Halifax via the Arctic, in the first successful west to east navigation of the Northwest Passage.
1909Birth of David Lewis
Politician David Lewis, who was the key architect in the formation of the New Democratic Party, was born in Svisloch, Russia.
1883Birth of Frederick Taylor
Hockey's first great star Frederick "Cyclone" Taylor, a charter member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, was born at Tara, Ont.
2010Air India Apology
Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered an apology to the families of those killed in the Air India Flight 182 bombing, acknowledging the federal government's treatment of victims' families' need for answers "with administrative disdain." The apology marked the 25th anniversary of the event.
1896Liberal Victory, Laurier PM
In the federal election, the Liberals defeated the Conservatives with 118 seats to 88. Wilfrid Laurier became Canada's first French-Canadian prime minister and marked a turning point in Canadian politics after years of Conservative Party rule.
1810Pacific Fur Company
The Pacific Fur Company, headed by New York fur dealer John Jacob Astor, was established to trade furs in the Northwest and on the Pacific Coast.
1983Fuel-less Boeing Glides to Gimli
A Boeing 767 ran out of fuel and was guided by its pilot, with luck and skill, to a safe landing at Gimli, Manitoba.
1812Britain Suspends Orders-in-Council
After a winter of great privation, Britain suspended the orders-in-council against neutral shipping.
1985Air India Disaster
The worst air disaster associated with Canada and the third worst in history was the explosion, likely from a terrorist bomb, of Air India Flight 182 from Toronto. The plane crashed into the N Atlantic off the coast of Ireland, killing all 329 on board.
2014Second World War Airman’s Remains Identified 72 Years Later
The remains of a Second World War airman found in 2008 in a lake in Germany were identified as Canadian Flight Sergeant John Joseph Carey of Ottawa. He was 22 years old when he died.
2010Earthquake Near Ottawa
An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale hit 60 km north of Ottawa, causing tremors that shook central Ontario and part of Québec. Though no lives were lost and only minimal damage occurred, the quake was unique in that it was felt as far away as New York.
1990Meech Lake Accord Collapses
The Meech Lake Accord collapsed after the self-imposed deadline passed. The collapse owed much to Premier Clyde Wells' blockage in Newfoundland and failure to pass in Manitoba thanks to MLA Elijah Harper. It led to further constitutional wrangles and the renewal of the separatist movement in Québec.
1953Birth of Raymonde April
Photographer Raymonde April, whose practice has influenced the development of photography in Québec and Canada, was born at Moncton, NB.