Jean-Baptiste-Éric Dorion and L.-J. Papineau helped to found the Institut canadien.
1990Joint Senate-Commons Committee
A special 17-member Joint Senate-Commons Committee was created by the House of Commons to devise a new amending formula for the Constitution, with Gerald Beaudoin and Jim Edwards as co-chairs. They reported on June 20, 1991.
1917Unionists Win Election
In a general election, a Unionist coalition of Conservatives and Liberals won 153 seats to the Liberals' 82. Borden remained prime minister.
1960Québec Joins Health Plan
Québec became the last province to join the National Hospital Insurance Plan, effective 1 January 1961.
1874Birth of Mackenzie King
Prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, who was the longest serving PM in Canadian history and an ardent supporter of Canadian autonomy within the Commonwealth, was born at Berlin [Kitchener], Ont.
1997New Pictures of Dying Stars
The Hubble Space Telescope showed images of the dying phases of stars in unprecedented detail, showing the expansion into red giants.
The BC legislature met for the first time in Victoria.
Napoleon issued the Milan Decree, declaring that any vessel landing at a British port would be subject to seizure.
1939Air Training Plan Established
The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan was established. Operating from 1940–45 the BCATP trained some 131,000 airmen — one-half the total Commonwealth aircrew — a decisive Canadian contribution to victory in the Second World War.
1914Barnard Becomes BC's Lieutenant-Governor
The Honourable Sir Francis Stillman Barnard was sworn in as BC's 10th lieutenant-governor.
1812Battle of Mississinewa River
Some 600 mounted Americans destroyed Miami villages along the Mississinewa River. The following day a force of Miami attacked the American camp, killing 10 and losing about 40 warriors.
1796Birth of Thomas Haliburton
Author Thomas Chandler Haliburton, the first Canadian writer to gain an international reputation, was born at Windsor, NS.