Premier of PEI Aubin-Edmond Arsenault was born at Egmont Bay, PEI. Arsenault was the first Acadian premier of any Canadian province.
1958Birth of Terry Fox
"Marathon of Hope" runner Terry Fox, who inspired millions of people around the world and drew nationwide attention in his fund raising efforts for cancer research, was born at Winnipeg.
1967Toronto's Caribana Festival Founded
Approximately two-thirds of Canada's West Indian population resides in the greater Toronto area. On 28 July 1967, ten Torontonians with a common West Indian heritage founded the Caribana cultural festival to display their rich cultural traditions. The Caribana festival continues to promote cultural pride, mutual respect and social unity.
1876Richards Appointed BC's Lieutenant-Governor
The Honourable Albert Norton Richards was sworn in as BC's 2nd lieutenant-governor.
1755Expulsion of the Acadians
Acadian delegates who refused the oath of allegiance were dispersed from Minas, and over the next few months most of the Acadian population of Nova Scotia was rounded up and transported away. About one half of the Acadians perished.
2005Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval
To mark the 250th anniversary of the deportation of the Acadian people in 1755, 28 July officially became Canada's Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval, as set by the Royal Proclamation of 6 December 2003.
1930Conservatives Win Election
In a federal election, the Conservatives won a majority with 137 seats to the Liberals' 91. The UFA held 10 and the Progressives dropped to 2. R.B. Bennett became prime minister.