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  • Montreal, Canada
    Wednesday Mar 17, 1824

    St. Patrick's Day

    The Canadian parade

    Montreal, Canada
    Wednesday Mar 17, 1824

    One of the longest-running and largest St Patrick's Day parades in North America occurs each year in Montreal, whose city flag includes a shamrock in its lower-right quadrant. The yearly celebration has been organized by the United Irish Societies of Montreal since 1929. The parade has been held yearly without interruption since 1824. St Patrick's Day itself, however, has been celebrated in Montreal since as far back as 1759 by Irish soldiers in the Montreal Garrison following the British conquest of New France.




  • Canada
    Monday Apr 15, 1872

    Thanksgiving

    The first official Canadian Thanksgiving

    Canada
    Monday Apr 15, 1872

    The first official Canadian Thanksgiving occurred on April 15, 1872, when the nation was celebrating the Prince of Wales' recovery from a serious illness.




  • Canada
    Friday Jul 24, 1874

    Incandescent light bulb

    Canadian Patent was filed

    Canada
    Friday Jul 24, 1874

    On 24 July 1874, a Canadian patent was filed by Henry Woodward and Mathew Evans for a lamp consisting of carbon rods mounted in a nitrogen-filled glass cylinder. They were unsuccessful at commercializing their lamp, and sold rights to their patent (U.S. Patent 0,181,613) to Thomas Edison in 1879.




  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Saturday Jul 22, 1882

    Labor day

    Peter J. McGuire was asked to speak at a labor festival

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Saturday Jul 22, 1882

    The Toronto Trades and Labor Council (successor to the TTA) held similar celebrations every spring. American Peter J. McGuire, co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, was asked to speak at a labor festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 22 July 1882.




  • Canada
    Monday Jul 23, 1894

    Labor day

    Canadian Prime Minister John Thompson and his government made Labor Day, to be held in September

    Canada
    Monday Jul 23, 1894

    On 23 July 1894, Canadian Prime Minister John Thompson and his government made Labor Day, to be held in September, an official holiday. In the United States, the New York parade became an annual event that year, and in 1894 was adopted by American president Grover Cleveland to compete with International Workers' Day (May Day).




  • Ontario, Canada
    Tuesday Jul 11, 1911

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Great Porcupine Fire

    Ontario, Canada
    Tuesday Jul 11, 1911

    The Great Porcupine Fire of 1911 was one of the most devastating forest fires ever to strike the Ontario northland. Spring had come early that year, followed by an abnormally hot dry spell that lasted into the summer. This created ideal conditions for the ensuing disaster, in which a number of smaller fires converged. Official counts list 73 dead, though it is estimated the actual toll could have been as high as 200.




  • Ontario, Canada
    Saturday Jul 29, 1916

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Matheson Fire

    Ontario, Canada
    Saturday Jul 29, 1916

    The great Matheson Fire was a deadly forest fire that passed through the region surrounding the communities of Black River-Matheson and Iroquois Falls, Ontario, Canada, on July 29, 1916. 223 people were killed according to the official estimate.


  • Placentia Bay, Newfoundland
    Saturday Aug 9, 1941

    Atlantic Charter

    First meeting

    Placentia Bay, Newfoundland
    Saturday Aug 9, 1941

    On 9 August 1941, the British battleship HMS Prince of Wales steamed into Placentia Bay, with Churchill on board, and met the American heavy cruiser USS Augusta, where Roosevelt and members of his staff were waiting. On first meeting, Churchill and Roosevelt were silent for a moment until Churchill said "At long last, Mr. President", to which Roosevelt replied "Glad to have you aboard, Mr. Churchill". Churchill then delivered to the president a letter from King George VI and made an official statement which, despite two attempts, the movie sound crew present failed to record.


  • Naval Station Argentia, Placentia Bay, Dominion of Newfoundland
    Thursday Aug 14, 1941

    World War II

    Atlantic Charter

    Naval Station Argentia, Placentia Bay, Dominion of Newfoundland
    Thursday Aug 14, 1941

    In August, the United Kingdom and the United States jointly issued the Atlantic Charter, which outlined British and American goals for the war, even though America had yet to officially join.


  • Newfoundland
    Thursday Aug 14, 1941

    Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Conference

    Newfoundland
    Thursday Aug 14, 1941

    US President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, discussed what would become the Atlantic Charter in 1941 during the Atlantic Conference in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. They made their joint declaration on 14 August 1941 from the US naval base in the bay, Naval Base Argentia, that had recently been leased from Britain as part of a deal that saw the US give 50 surplus destroyers to the UK for use against German U-boats (the US did not enter the war as a combatant until the attack on Pearl Harbour, four months later).


  • Quebec City, Canada
    Tuesday Aug 17, 1943

    Winston Churchill

    First Quebec Conference

    Quebec City, Canada
    Tuesday Aug 17, 1943

    Churchill met Roosevelt again at the first Quebec Conference (codename Quadrant) in August.


  • Quebec, Canada
    Tuesday Sep 12, 1944

    Winston Churchill

    Second Quebec Conference

    Quebec, Canada
    Tuesday Sep 12, 1944

    Churchill met Roosevelt at the Second Quebec Conference (codename Octagon) from 12 to 16 September 1944. Between themselves, they reached an agreement on the Morgenthau Plan for the Allied occupation of Germany after the war, the intention of which was not only to demilitarise but also de-industrialize Germany.


  • British Columbia, Canada
    Monday Feb 13, 1950

    Atomic Bomb

    Jettisoning a Mark IV atomic bomb

    British Columbia, Canada
    Monday Feb 13, 1950

    February 13, 1950: a Convair B-36B crashed in northern British Columbia after jettisoning a Mark IV atomic bomb. This was the first such nuclear weapon loss in history.


  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Monday Oct 14, 1957

    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    Queen's Privy Council for Canada

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Monday Oct 14, 1957

    Philip was appointed to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada on 14 October 1957, taking his Oath of Allegiance before the Queen in person at her Canadian residence, Rideau Hall.


  • Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Wednesday Jan 17, 1962

    Jim Carrey

    Born

    Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Wednesday Jan 17, 1962

    Carrey was born in the Toronto suburb of New-market, Ontario, Canada, to Kathleen (née Oram), a homemaker, and Percy Carrey, a musician and accountant.


  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Saturday Dec 25, 1971

    Justin Trudeau

    Birth

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Saturday Dec 25, 1971

    Justin Trudeau was born on Christmas Day 1971 at 9:27 pm EST at the Ottawa Civic Hospital.


  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Sunday Jan 16, 1972

    Justin Trudeau

    Christened

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Sunday Jan 16, 1972

    Trudeau was christened with his father's niece Anne Rouleau-Danis as godmother and his mother's brother-in-law Thomas Walker as godfather at Ottawa's Notre Dame Basilica on the afternoon of January 16, 1972, which marked his first public appearance.


  • Canada
    Friday Apr 14, 1972

    Justin Trudeau

    Visit of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon

    Canada
    Friday Apr 14, 1972

    On April 14, 1972, Trudeau's father and mother hosted a gala at the National Arts Centre, at which visiting U.S. president Richard M. Nixon said, "I'd like to toast the future prime minister of Canada, to Justin Pierre Trudeau" to which Pierre Elliott Trudeau responded that should his son ever assume the role, he hoped he would have "the grace and skill of the president".


  • Canada
    Friday May 27, 1977

    Justin Trudeau

    His parents publicly announced their separation

    Canada
    Friday May 27, 1977

    His parents publicly announced their separation on May 27, 1977, when Trudeau was five years old, with his father having custody.


  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Tuesday May 22, 1979

    Justin Trudeau

    Father's government was defeated

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Tuesday May 22, 1979

    Trudeau lived at 24 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, the official residence of Canada's prime minister, from his birth until his father's government was defeated in the federal election on May 22, 1979.


  • Montreal, Canada
    Sunday Dec 16, 1979

    Trivial Pursuit

    Created

    Montreal, Canada
    Sunday Dec 16, 1979

    The game was created on December 15, 1979 in Montreal by Canadian Chris Haney, a photo editor for Montreal's The Gazette, and Scott Abbott, a sports editor for The Canadian Press.


  • Newfoundland, Canada
    Thursday Dec 12, 1985

    Plane Accidents

    Douglas DC-8, Arrow Air Flight 1285

    Newfoundland, Canada
    Thursday Dec 12, 1985

    Douglas DC-8, Arrow Air Flight 1285, On December 12, 1985, carrying American military personnel on a charter flight home for Christmas, crashed in Newfoundland; all 248 passengers and 8 crew members died. The Canadian Aviation Safety Board investigating the cause of the crash issued two different reports: the majority report cited ice on the wings as a cause of the crash; the minority report suggests an explosion was the likely cause.


  • Canada
    Saturday Feb 21, 1987

    Elliot Page

    Elliot Page was born

    Canada
    Saturday Feb 21, 1987

    Elliot Page was born Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was assigned female at birth. His parents are Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer.


  • Canada
    Thursday Aug 4, 1994

    Shaquille O'Neal

    1994 FIBA World Championship

    Canada
    Thursday Aug 4, 1994

    While in college, O'Neal was considered for the Dream Team to fill the college spot, but it eventually went to future teammate Christian Laettner. His national team career began in the 1994 FIBA World Championship in which he was named MVP of the Tournament. While he led the Dream Team II to the gold medal with an 8–0 record, O'Neal averaged 18 points and 8.5 rebounds and recorded two double-doubles. In four games, he scored more than 20 points. Before 2010, he was the last active American player to have a gold from the FIBA World Cup.


  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Saturday Dec 19, 1998

    Dwayne Johnson

    Rock Bottom: In Your House

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Saturday Dec 19, 1998

    On December 13, 1998, at the pay-per-view named after him, Rock Bottom: In Your House, The Rock had a rematch with Mankind for the WWF Championship. Mankind appeared to win the match when The Rock passed out to the Mandible Claw submission move, but Vince McMahon ruled that since The Rock did not tap out, he retained his title.


  • Toronto's SkyDome, Toronto, Canada
    Thursday Oct 26, 2000

    Eminem

    Eminem was scheduled to perform at Toronto's SkyDome

    Toronto's SkyDome, Toronto, Canada
    Thursday Oct 26, 2000

    On October 26, 2000, Eminem was scheduled to perform at Toronto's SkyDome when Ontario Attorney General Jim Flaherty said that Eminem should not be allowed to enter the country. "I personally don't want anyone coming to Canada who will come here and advocate violence against women," he said. Flaherty also said that he was "disgusted" when he read the lyrics of "Kill You", which includes the lines "Slut, you think I won't choke no whore / Till the vocal cords don't work in her throat no more?" Although public reaction to Flaherty's position was generally negative, with barring Eminem from the country considered a free-speech issue, Liberal MPP Michael Bryant suggested that hate crime charges be brought against Eminem for advocating violence against women in his lyrics.


  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Sunday Mar 17, 2002

    Dwayne Johnson

    WrestleMania X8

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Sunday Mar 17, 2002

    At the next pay-per-view, No Way Out, The Rock defeated The Undertaker in a singles match. The event also saw the WWF debut of the famed WCW faction New World Order, which at the time consisted of "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall. This later led to a match between The Rock and Hogan at WrestleMania X8.


  • Toronto, Canada
    Sunday Feb 23, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS reaches Canda

    Toronto, Canada
    Sunday Feb 23, 2003

    An elderly woman, Kwan Sui-Chu returned to Toronto from Hong Kong after being infected by Liu Jianlun at the Metropole Hotel. She died at home on March 5, after infecting her son Tse Chi Kwai, who spread the disease at Scarborough Grace Hospital and then he also died.


  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Sunday Feb 23, 2003

    Dwayne Johnson

    No Way Out (2003)

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Sunday Feb 23, 2003

    The Rock defeated Hogan at No Way Out before assigning himself to the Raw brand.


  • British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada
    Saturday Apr 12, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Breaking Genetic code of the virus

    British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada
    Saturday Apr 12, 2003

    On April 12, Marco Marra, director of the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, which is part of the British Columbia Cancer Agency, announced that scientists at his centre had broken the genetic code of the virus suspected of causing the disease.


  • Toronto, Canada
    Saturday Apr 12, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS New infections in Canda

    Toronto, Canada
    Saturday Apr 12, 2003

    In Toronto, three more people died of SARS, bringing the Canadian death toll to 13.


  • Toronto, Canada
    Saturday May 24, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    New SARS suspected infections spread through Toronto

    Toronto, Canada
    Saturday May 24, 2003

    On May 24, a new cluster of about 20 suspected patients was reported in Toronto.


  • Toronto, Canada
    Thursday May 29, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Canada takes serious quarantine step against SARS

    Toronto, Canada
    Thursday May 29, 2003

    By May 29, more than 5000 people were quarantined in Canada by authorities seeking to control the potential spread of the SARS outbreak.


  • Montreal, Canada
    Saturday May 28, 2005

    Justin Trudeau

    Marriage

    Montreal, Canada
    Saturday May 28, 2005

    They reconnected as adults in June 2003, when Grégoire, by then a Quebec television personality, was assigned as Trudeau's co-host for a charity ball; they began dating several months later. Trudeau and Grégoire became engaged in October 2004, and married on May 28, 2005, in a Roman Catholic ceremony at Montreal's Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church.


  • Canada
    Sunday Sep 17, 2006

    Justin Trudeau

    The master of ceremonies at a Toronto rally

    Canada
    Sunday Sep 17, 2006

    On September 17, 2006, Trudeau was the master of ceremonies at a Toronto rally organized by Roméo Dallaire that called for Canadian participation in resolving the Darfur crisis.


  • Canada
    Monday Jan 1, 2007

    Justin Trudeau

    The two-part CBC Television miniseries The Great War

    Canada
    Monday Jan 1, 2007

    In 2007, Trudeau starred in the two-part CBC Television miniseries The Great War, which gave an account of Canada's participation in the First World War.


  • Canada
    Sunday Apr 29, 2007

    Justin Trudeau

    Easily won the party's nomination

    Canada
    Sunday Apr 29, 2007

    Trudeau faced off against Mary Deros, a Montreal city councilor and Basilio Giordano, the publisher of a local Italian-language newspaper for the Liberal nomination. On April 29, 2007, he easily won the party's nomination, picking up 690 votes to 350 for Deros and 220 for Giordano.


  • Canada
    Tuesday Oct 14, 2008

    Justin Trudeau

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper called an election

    Canada
    Tuesday Oct 14, 2008

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper called an election for 14 October 2008, by which time Trudeau had been campaigning for a year in Papineau. On election day Trudeau narrowly defeated Bloc Québécois incumbent Vivian Barbot.


  • Canada
    Monday Aug 17, 2009

    Rafael Nadal

    Outside the top 2

    Canada
    Monday Aug 17, 2009

    Toni Nadal confirmed that Nadal would return to play at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. There, he lost in the quarterfinals to Juan Martín del Potro. With this loss, he relinquished the No. 2 spot to Andy Murray on 17 August 2009, ranking outside the top two for the first time since 25 July 2005.


  • Papineau, Canada
    Monday May 2, 2011

    Justin Trudeau

    2011 Federal Election

    Papineau, Canada
    Monday May 2, 2011

    Trudeau was re-elected in Papineau in the 2011 federal election, as the Liberal Party fell to third-party standing in the House of Commons with only thirty-four seats.


  • Toronto, Canada
    Sunday Mar 4, 2012

    Uber

    Uber launches in Canada

    Toronto, Canada
    Sunday Mar 4, 2012

    Uber launches in Canada starting with Toronto.


  • Canada
    Wednesday Sep 26, 2012

    Justin Trudeau

    Trudeau would launch his leadership bid the following week

    Canada
    Wednesday Sep 26, 2012

    On September 26, 2012, multiple media outlets started reporting that Trudeau would launch his leadership bid the following week.


  • Canada
    Tuesday Oct 2, 2012

    Justin Trudeau

    The leadership of the Liberal Party

    Canada
    Tuesday Oct 2, 2012

    On October 2, 2012, Trudeau held a rally in Montreal to launch his bid for the leadership of the Liberal Party.


  • Toronto, Canada
    Friday Nov 16, 2012

    Tesla, Inc.

    Tesla's First "New Design" Store

    Toronto, Canada
    Friday Nov 16, 2012

    Tesla's first "new design" store opened on November 16, 2012 in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, Ontario. As of May 2017, eight Tesla stores/galleries operated in Montreal, Quebec City, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver.


  • Canada
    Monday Nov 26, 2012

    Justin Trudeau

    The Leadership Campaign

    Canada
    Monday Nov 26, 2012

    The leadership campaign three by-elections were held on November 26, 2012.


  • Canada
    Sunday Apr 14, 2013

    Justin Trudeau

    The Winner of the leadership election

    Canada
    Sunday Apr 14, 2013

    Trudeau was declared the winner of the leadership election on April 14, 2013, garnering 80.1% of 30,800 votes.


  • Ottawa, Canada
    Monday Jan 27, 2014

    Justin Trudeau

    The House of Commons

    Ottawa, Canada
    Monday Jan 27, 2014

    On January 27, 2014, Trudeau and MP Carolyn Bennett escorted Chrystia Freeland into the House of Commons, as is traditional for by-election victors.


  • Canada
    Tuesday Sep 9, 2014

    Uber

    Uber officially launches UberX in Canada

    Canada
    Tuesday Sep 9, 2014

    Uber officially launches UberX in Canada, starting with Toronto and Mississauga.


  • Montreal, Canada
    Thursday Oct 30, 2014

    Uber

    Uber expands its operations in Canada

    Montreal, Canada
    Thursday Oct 30, 2014

    Uber expands its operations in Canada by launching UberX in Montreal.


  • Calgary, Canada
    Friday Oct 16, 2015

    Uber

    Uber further expands its operations in Canada by launching UberX in Calgary

    Calgary, Canada
    Friday Oct 16, 2015

    Uber further expands its operations in Canada by launching UberX in Calgary.


  • Canada
    Monday Oct 19, 2015

    Justin Trudeau

    Victory in the federal election

    Canada
    Monday Oct 19, 2015

    On October 19, 2015, after the longest official campaign in over a century, Trudeau led the Liberals to a decisive victory in the federal election. The Liberals won 184 of the 338 seats, with 39.5% of the popular vote, for a strong majority government; a gain of 150 seats compared to the 2011 federal election.


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