On This Day
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|1603||CHAMPLAIN'S FIRST TRIP TO CANADAHonfleur France – Samuel de Champlain c1570-1635 leaves Honfleur with Gravé du Pont and Pierre de Monts on de Chaste’s ship ‘Bonne Renommé’; his first major voyage to Canada.|
And in Today's Canadian Birthdays...
David Cronenberg 1943-
And in Other Canadian Birthdays...
Ishbel Maria Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen 1857-1939
Also Colin McPhee 1901-
|In Other Events…|
|1990||Ottawa Ontario – Solicitor General Pierre Cadieux announces that Sikhs in the RCMP can wear turbans and other religious garb while in uniform.|
|1990||Ottawa Ontario – Ottawa scraps gas export test; companies no longer need to prove exports beneficial.|
|1980||Dortmund West Germany – Tracey Wainman, age 12, the youngest Canadian skater to compete in a world championship.|
|1973||Alberta – Alberta Indians awarded $190,000 settlement in back payment of ammunition money promised to them under their 1877 treaty; sum of $2,000 should have been paid annually.|
|1972||Edmonton Alberta – First radio and TV coverage of regular sittings of the Alberta legislature.|
|1970||Boston Massachusetts – Boston Bruin Bobby Orr picks up four points against Detroit, to become the first NHL defenceman to score 100 points in a season; from Parry Sound, Ontario.|
|1968||Ottawa Ontario – Ottawa suspends gold trading by Canadian banks and dealers; to dampen speculation.|
|1964||Montreal Quebec – Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton marry for the first time, in a civil ceremony in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel; her fifth marriage, his second.|
|1962||Prague Czech Republic – Donald Jackson first in the world to land a triple lutz jump in figure skating competition; gives him a gold medal at the world championships.|
|1943||Freetown, Sierra Leone – Canadian Pacific steamer, Empress of Canada, torpedoed by German U-Boat and sunk off the coast of West Africa, with the loss of 400 lives.|
|1906||Edmonton Alberta – Alberta legislature opens first session in temporary quarters at the Thistle skating rink.|
|1894||Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia votes for prohibition of alcoholic beverages.|
|1894||Ottawa Ontario – Fourth session of 7th Parliament meets until July 23; protects young offenders in prisons by ordering separation from older prisoners, cuts duty on tea imported from UK.|
|1871||Winnipeg Manitoba – Manitoba legislature opens its first session as a province.|
|1870||Winnipeg Manitoba – Alexandre-Antonin Taché 1823-1894, Bishop of St. Boniface, meets Metis council at Fort Garry; new list of rights includes claim for separate schools.|
|1843||Victoria BC – Jean-Baptiste-Zacharie Bolduc 1818-1889 appointed first priest on Vancouver Island.|
|1827||Cambridge Ontario – Absolom Shade’s village of Shade’s Mills becomes town of Galt; named after John Galt of the Canada Company; now part of Cambridge.|
|1827||Toronto Ontario – Royal Charter granted to King’s College; now University of Toronto|
|1744||Paris France – France declares war on Britain, in War of the Austrian Succession; called King William’s War in North America; to Oct. 14, 1748.|
|1657||Quebec – Mother Giffard de Saint-lgnace dies; first Canadian woman to take religious vows.|
|1615||Bristol England – William Baffin c1584-1622 sails as pilot and mapmaker in the Discovery, Captain Robert Bylot, on first voyage to Hudson Bay; charts Hudson Strait, west end of Southampton Island, and Foxe Channel.|
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