The 1600 seat theatre of the Académie de musique de Québec was destroyed by fire.
The St Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad was chartered to build a line between Montréal and Portland, Maine, giving Montréal year-round access to the Atlantic.
The US ended reciprocity (free trade) with Canada.
Samuel Zimmerman, best-known railway contractor of his time, was born in Huntington County, Pa.
Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, whose painting is distinguished by a painstaking, original handling of paintbrush, pen and pencil, was born at Winnipeg.
The first issue of the Kingston Gazette (now the Whig-Standard) was published.
Governor Sir James Craig stopped Le Canadiens presses. Its owners were arrested on charges of treason.
Martin Brodeur surpassed his idol Patrick Roy's record of 551 wins when he reached 552 in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Philippe Couillard was elected leader of the Québec Liberal Party with 58.5 per cent of the vote.
St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated for the first time anywhere in Canada, with festivities in Québec. Irish Protestants in the city gathered for a church service followed by dinner at a local tavern.
The suspension of Montreal Canadiens player Maurice Richard by NHL president Clarence Campbell triggered a riot at the Montreal Forum that spread into the streets.
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