This Day In History
December 2

Year Month Start Date Event
1811 December 2 Born -December 2 - Jean-Charles Chapais, politician (d.1885)
1812 December 2 Died - December 2- Pierre-Louis Panet, lawyer, notary, seigneur, office holder, politician, and judge (b.1761)
1837 December 2 December 2 - Troops occupy St. Denis.
1854 December 2 Close of Navigation from Montreal.
1871 December 2 Born - December 2 - Stanislas Blanchard, politician (d.1949)
1881 December 2 December 2 - Québec election: Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau's Conservatives win a majority
1888 December 2 Born - December 2 - Major James Coldwell, politician (d.1974)
1905 December 2 The 1st Toronto Santa Claus Parade is held.
1911 December 2 December 2 - John Mathieson becomes premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing James Palmer
1933 December 2 December 2 - Newfoundland's independence is revoked due to its financial difficulties.
1939 December 2 Born - December 2 - Francis Fox, politician, Minister and Senator
1943 December 2 Born - December 2 - Larry Grossman, politician (d.1997)
1959 December 2 Born - December 2 – David Alward, 32nd Premier of New Brunswick
1959 December 2 December 2: York University is founded
1967 December 2 December 2 – The Hamilton Tiger Cats defeat The Regina Roughriders 24 to 1 in the nation's capital Ottawa
1968 December 2 Born - December 2 – Darren Ward, swimmer
1975 December 2 Born - December 2 - Brett Lindros, ice hockey player
1980 December 2 Born - December 2 - Adam Kreek, rower, Olympic gold medalist and World Champion
1983 December 2 Died - December 2 - Fifi D'Orsay, actress (b.1904)
1985 December 2 December 2 - In the Quebec election, Robert Bourassa's Liberals gain a majority, defeating the Parti Québécois.
1989 December 2 Born - December 2 - Cassie Steele, actress and singer-songwriter
1989 December 2 December 2: Audrey McLaughlin is elected head of the NDP replacing Ed Broadbent becoming the first female major party leader in Canadian history
1995 December 2 Died - December 2 - Robertson Davies, novelist, playwright, critic, journalist and professor (born 1913)
1999 December 2 December 2 - Matt Cohen, writer (born 1942)
2000 December 2 December 2 - In the Vanier Cup game the Ottawa Gee-Gees win 42–39 over the Regina Rams.
2006 December 2 December 2 - Liberal Party of Canada leadership election, 2006 was held. Liberal delegates select Stéphane Dion as their new leader. Also the second round of balloting in the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta leadership election, 2006 select
2008 December 2 Died - December 2 - Edward Samuel Rogers, businessman, CEO of Rogers Communications and owner of the Toronto Blue Jays (born 1933)