The Franco-Ontarian flag is the third francophone flag in North America to be designed outside Québec, after the Acadian- and Franco-American flags. Its birth occurred in the context of cultural revitalization in Northern Ontario francophone communities and galvanized several generations to celebrate their identity.
1737Birth of Jonathan Odell
Spy Jonathan Odell, who was a secret go-between in the espionage activities of Benedict Arnold and John André, was born at Newark, NJ.
1999NHL Teams Seek Aid
The 6 Canadian-based NHL hockey teams petitioned the federal government for financial aid. It was refused.
1974Pearson College Opens
The first 100 students arrived to begin classes at the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, outside Victoria.
2001Campagnolo Sworn in BC's Lieutenant-Governor
The Honourable Iona Campagnolo was sworn in as BC's 27th lieutenant-governor.
1892Birth of Nell Shipman
Screenwriter, director and actress Nell Shipman was born in Victoria, BC. Shipman earned a strong reputation for her roles both in front of and behind the camera. Back to God’s Country, which she co-wrote and co-produced, made a feminist statement in 1919: a woman was seen to have the ability and courage to behave both heroically and independently, even rescuing a man in distress.
1985Tyrrell Museum Opens
Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed officially opened the $30-million Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology at Drumheller.
1963First Black Person Elected to a Canadian Parliament
Leonard Braithwaite became the first African-Canadian in a provincial legislature when he was elected as the Liberal member for Etobicoke, Ontario in 1963.
1926King Prime Minister Again
Mackenzie King became prime minister again.
1871Death of Louis-Joseph Papineau
Politician and defender of French Canada’s national heritage Louis-Joseph Papineau died in Montebello, Québec. Initially a supporter of British government systems, Papineau’s perspective changed, believing that the English merchant class directly opposed French Canadian interests. His increasingly radical approach greatly influenced the actions of the Patriotes in the Rebellion of 1837.
1932Birth of Glenn Gould
Pianist Glenn Gould, who abandoned a thriving international concert career for performances using recorded-sound technology and whose work had a unique importance in music and communications, was born at Toronto.