The fortress of Louisbourg surrendered for the last time. The French inhabitants were returned to France.
1928Birth of Peter Lougheed
Premier of Alberta Peter Lougheed, who gave voice to Albertans' frustrated pride and determination to be taken seriously on the national stage, was born at Calgary.
1996Bishop Convicted of Sex Crimes
A BC court convicted Roman Catholic bishop Hubert O'Conner of sex crimes committed at St Joseph's Mission, near Williams Lake, in the late 1960s.
1904Birth of Frank Hogg
Astrophysicist Frank Hogg, who received the first doctorate in Astronomy awarded by Harvard, was born at Preston, Ont.
1888<i>Beaver</i> Runs Aground
The paddle-steamer Beaver, which had served the Pacific ports for nearly 60 years, ran aground, off Prospect Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver.
1934Birth of Austin Clarke
Novelist, short-story writer and journalist Austin Clarke was born in St. James, Barbados. His book The Polished Hoe (2002) was awarded the prestigious Giller Prize for fiction (2002), the 16th Annual Trillium Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Best Book Award for Canada and the Caribbean region (2003) and the Commonwealth Writers Award for best book.
1936Canadian National Vimy Memorial Unveiled
The Canadian National Vimy Memorial was unveiled to a crowd of more than 100,000 spectators in northern France. The massive memorial took 11 years to build. It is inscribed with the names of the nearly 11,500 Canadians killed in France during the First World War with no known grave.
2015Death of Flora Macdonald
Politician Flora MacDonald, who was secretary of state for External Affairs in the government of Joe Clark (1979–80) and the first woman to hold such an important federal Cabinet post, died in Ottawa, ON.
1879Robitaille Appointed Lieutenant-Governor
The Honourable Théodore Robitaille was appointed Québec's 4th lieutenant-governor, serving until 6 November 1884.
2015Record Medal Total at Pan American Games
Team Canada won a record 217 medals at the Pan American Games in Toronto, with 78 gold, 69 silver and 70 bronze medals earned between 10 and 26 July 2015. Canada placed second overall, behind the United States.
1784Canada's First Race-Riot Rocks Birchtown
After the Revolutionary War, the "Black Pioneers" were among the first settlers in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, and they helped build the new settlement. On its fringes they established their own community, "Birchtown." When hundreds of White, disbanded soldiers were forced to accept work at rates competitive with their Black neighbours the ensuing hostility caused a riot.