Canada signed an agreement with 19 other countries to establish the Francophone International Cooperation Society, for cultural and technological exchange among French-speaking nations.
1948Birth of Robert Gordon Orr
Bobby Orr, hockey player who revolutionized the role of the defenceman with his end-to-end rushes, was born at Parry Sound, Ont.
1939Birth of Martin Brian Mulroney
Martin Brian Mulroney, 18th prime minister of Canada, was born at Baie-Comeau, Que.
1944Crerar Appointed Commander
Henry Duncan Graham Crerar was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the 1st Canadian Army.
1995Somalia Inquiry Appointed
Defence Minister David Collenette established a civilian-led Commission of Inquiry into the Somalia Affair, under the federal Inquiries Act.
1896Birth of Wilfrid May
One of Canada's leading bush flyers, "Wop" May, was born at Carberry, Man.
1907Birth of Hugh MacLennan
Novelist Hugh MacLennan was born at Glace Bay, NS. MacLennan won the Governor General's Literary Award five times -- more than any other Canadian author.
1909Birth of Jack Bush
Acclaimed abstract painter Jack Bush was born at Toronto.
1995Tobias Accused of War Crimes
The federal Immigration Department began legal proceedings against Erichs Tobias, a former Latvian accused of war crimes.
1965Peter Lougheed Elected Leader
Calgary lawyer Peter Lougheed, 36, was elected leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party. He was first elected to the legislature in 1967.
2016Léa Pool Wins Big at the Gala du cinéma québécois
Québec director Léa Pool's film La passion d'Augustine won six awards at the Gala du cinéma québécois (formerly the Jutra Awards), including Best Film, Best Director, Best Lead Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Pool was the first woman to win Best Film since the awards were founded in 1999.
2014Retroactive Changes to Parole Eligibility Struck Down
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the application of the Abolition of Early Parole Act to offenders who had already been sentenced was unconstitutional. The court maintained that these offenders would have been "thwarted" in their expectation of liberty and effectively punished again for the same crime.
2016François Dompierre Wins Prix Hommage at the Gala du cinéma québécois