The Honourable Robert Randolph Bruce was appointed as BC's 13th lieutenant-governor.
1998Martin Balances Budget
Finance Minister Paul Martin introduced the government's first balanced budget in 30 years. The $151 billion budget included a new $2.5 billion education fund.
1925Lake of the Woods Treaty
Canada signed a boundary treaty with the US, providing for an International Lake of the Woods Control Board.
1945CBC Shortwave Radio Service
The CBC began its international shortwave radio service. The first broadcasts were directed mainly to Canadian forces overseas.
1972Oil Discovered on Ellesmere Island
Panarctic Oils Ltd announced the first discovery of oil in the Arctic, on Ellesmere Island.
1798Birth of Daniel Massey
Manufacturer Daniel Massey was born at Windsor, Vt.
1995Krever Interim Report
Justice Krever released an interim report of the commission inquiring into Canada's blood system. The report recommended annual government inspections of Red Cross blood centres.
1900Birth of John King Gordon
John King Gordon, founding member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, was born at Winnipeg.
1734Birth of Charles Inglis
NS Bishop Charles Inglis, named the Church of England's first colonial bishop in 1787, was born at Glencolumbkille, Ire.
1866Birth of Martha Black
Martha Louise Black, the second woman ever elected to Canadian Parliament, was born at Chicago, Ill.
1933Birth of Gustavo Da Roza
Architect Gustavo Da Roza, whose most notable work is the Winnipeg Art Gallery, was born at Hong Kong-Macau.
2010Women's Bobsleigh Team Wins Olympic Gold
Canadian women bobsledders Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse won gold at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in the pairs events, besting their Canadian teammates Helen Upperton and Shelley-Ann Brown by 0.85 seconds. The gold and silver medals were the first in Olympic competition in the sport for Canadian women.
1663New France a Crown Colony
King Louis XIV revoked the monopoly of The Compagnie des Cent-Associés and New France became a Crown colony. The king appointed a new governor and an intendant.
2006Men's Curling Team Wins Olympic Gold
The rink of Brad Russ Howard, Mark Nichols, Jamie Korab and Mike Adam won Canada's first-ever gold medal in men's curling in a final showdown with Finland which Canada won 10-4. Gushue and his teammates became the first Newfoundlanders to win an Olympic medal.
2002Canadian National Jazz Awards Inaugurated
Diana Krall won musician of the year, international musician of the year and record of the year, the latter for her album The Look of Love, at the first ever Canadian National Jazz Awards.
2014Death of Angèle Arsenault
Angèle Arsenault was a pioneering Acadian singer-songwriter. She was renowned for her catchy, upbeat melodies, playful social commentary and distinctive humour. She was perhaps best known for the songs “Évangéline, Acadian Queen,” “Je veux toute la vivre ma vie,” and the Acadian anthem “Grand-Pré.” An Officer of the Order of Canada and a Member of the Order of Prince Edward Island, she received the Ordre de la Pléiade from the Association of French-Speaking Parliamentarians for her role in promoting French language and culture.
1999Canadian Singers Clean Up at Grammys
Three Canadian singers won major Grammy Awards: Céline Dion (Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Record of the Year), Alanis Morissette (Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rock Song) and Shania Twain (Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Best Country Song).
2013Québec films nominated for Oscars
Feature length film Rebel by Kim Nguyen and short Henry by Yan England garnered Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Short Film, respectively.
2002Mens Hockey Team Wins Olympic Gold
Canada's men's hockey team won the Olympic gold medal at the Salt Lake Olympics on the on the 50th anniversary of the Edmonton Mercurys' win at Oslo in 1952, sporting a replica of the crest of the first-ever official Olympic hockey team - the 1924 Toronto Granites - on their shoulders. Led by hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, the team defeated the US 5-2.
2013Opening of the 2013 Higher Education Summit in Québec
Following the large student demonstrations of 2012, the Québec government introduced a two day summit on higher education in Québec to examine key issues such as tuition fees and funding.
1952Mercurys Win Olympic Gold
The Edmonton Mercurys won the gold medal in hockey at the Winter Olympic Games in Oslo. The final game was a 3-3 tie against the US. Canadas hockey teams did not win another until 2002, when both the mens and womens teams captured gold at Salt Lake.