Jean Talon received his commission as intendant of New France. He arrived in Québec on September 12.
1670Explorers Reach Lake Erie
Fathers Dollier de Casson and Galinée claimed Lake Erie for France.
1752<i>Halifax Gazette </i> Printed
Canada's first newspaper, the Halifax Gazette, was printed by John Bushell. He also published the first book in Canada on 6 December; it was an 8-page pamphlet for the government.
1905Gouin Becomes Premier
Lomer Gouin, leader of the Liberal Party, became Québec's 15th premier.
2002Eves Becomes Premier
Ernie Eves became Conservative leader on 23 March 2002 and was installed as the province's 23rd premier on 15 April.
1633Champlains Final Voyage
Samuel de Champlain set sail on his final voyage to Québec at age 63.
1921Mary Ellen Smith Appointed First Female Cabinet Minister
Premier John Oliver appointed Mary Ellen Smith as minister without portfolio, making her the first female Cabinet member in the British Empire. A noted suffragist, she resigned just eight months later, stating: “a Cabinet minister without portfolio is as a fifth wheel on the political couch, a superfluity.”
1952Fastest Three Goals
Bill Mosienko of the Chicago Black Hawks set an NHL record by scoring 3 goals in 21 seconds. He scored at 6:09, 6:20 and 6:30 of the third period against the New York Rangers.
Canadian troops arrived in Pakistan as part of the United Nations-launched Operation Salam. The mission was to assist Afghan refugees and create land mine education programs for local de-miners. Canadian personnel taught mine clearance training instructors and mine awareness to regional non-governmental organizations.