Singer Pauline Julien was born at Trois-Rivières, Qué.
1633Champlain Returns to Québec
Champlain returned to Québec and began to rebuild the Habitation from its ruins and to build the church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Recouvrance.
1903Birth of Elsie Gibbons
Elsie Gibbons, the first female mayor of a Québec municipality, was born in Ottawa.
1999Owen Hart Killed
Alberta-born professional wrestler Owen Hart fell 15 m to his death during a performance in Kansas City. His wife brought a suit against the wrestling federation for endangering Hart's life in pursuit of TV ratings.
1974New Brunswick's Bilingual Acts
New Brunswick became the first province to draft statutes in both official languages.
1982Brother André Beatified
Brother André was formally beatified.
1943Death of Aberhart
Longtime Social Credit premier of Alberta William Aberhart died in Vancouver. He was succeeded by Ernest Manning.
1914The <i>Komagata Maru</i> arrived in Vancouver Harbour
In 1914, 376 people from India aboard the immigrant ship Komagata Maru languished in Vancouver Harbour while Canadian authorities debated what to do with them. Exactly two months later, Canada's new navy, in action for the first time, escorted the ship from Canadian waters on 23 July while many Vancouver residents cheered approvingly from shore.
1814The Ancaster Bloody Assize
A series of trials were conducted in which 19 men were accused of supporting the American cause. They were charged with high treason. Fifteen men were found guilty, and eight executed by hanging at Burlington Heights on 20 July 1814.
1983Death of Tsutae Sato
Tsutae Sato died at Vancouver, aged 92. He arrived in Canada in 1917 to teach at the
Japanese Citizens School. He and his wife established scholarships in Japanese studies at UBC. In 1978, Sato was awarded the Order of Canada.
1915Lieutenant Clyde Scott is Rescued by Enemy Forces
Lieutenant Clyde Scott, a soldier from Perth, Ontario, was wounded while fighting near St. Julien, Belgium, and mistaken for dead. He lay wounded in a pile of corpses until German soldiers found him, attended to him medically to save his life and took him as a prisoner of war. After the war, he returned to Canada and had a daughter who became an Olympic gold medal figure skater.
1921Death of Flora MacDonald Denison
Flora MacDonald Denison (née Merrill), feminist, journalist and businesswoman, died in Toronto, ON. Denison was active in the suffrage movement in Toronto from 1906. Her views on religion, marriage, birth control and social class, expressed through her regular 1909–13 column in the Toronto Sunday World, were more radical than those of most Canadian suffragists.
An Edmonton judge acquitted Marilyn Tan of charges that she had injected her former lover Conrad Boland with HIV-infected blood.
2016Death of John Brophy
Hockey coach John Brophy, who led the Toronto Maple Leafs for two and a half seasons in the late 1980s, died in his hometown of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He was 83. Though the Leafs’ performance during Brophy’s tenure was not the finest of its history, Brophy left his mark on several hockey leagues as a hard-nosed player and coach. He ranks second only to Scotty Bowman in professional coaching victories and holds the Eastern Hockey League record for penalty minutes.