This Day In History
December 5

Year Month Start Date Event
1749 December 5 While planning further exploration of the Saskatchewan River and points west, Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye died at Montreal on December 5.
1749 December 5 Died - December 5 - Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye, French Canadian military officer, fur trader and explorer
1829 December 5 Born - December 5 - Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, politician, Minister, 4th Premier of Quebec and Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (died 1908)
1837 December 5 December 5 - Lord Gosford proclaims martial law.
1837 December 5 On December 5, martial law was declared in Montreal.
1837 December 5 Proclamation of martial law in the district of Montreal on December 5.
1875 December 5 Born - December 5 - Arthur Currie, World War I general (d.1933)
1885 December 5 Born - December 5 - Ernest Cormier, engineer and architect (d.1980)
1892 December 5 December 5 - Sir John Sparrow David Thompson becomes PM. One of his first acts is to establish the Criminal Code of Canada.
1916 December 5 Born - December 5 - Lomer Brisson, politician and lawyer (d.1981)
1923 December 5 Died - December 5 - William Mackenzie, railway contractor and entrepreneur (b.1849)
1925 December 5 Born - December 5 - Dave Broadfoot, comedian
1927 December 5 December 5 - The National Gallery of Canada opened an exhibit featuring the work of Emily Carr, bringing her out of obscurity.
1940 December 5 Died - December 5 - Wilfred Lucas, actor, film director and screenwriter (b.1871)
1957 December 5 Born - December 5 – Paul Steele, rower and Olympic gold medalist
1966 December 5 Born - December 5 – Deb Whitten, field hockey player
1996 December 5 Died - December 5 – Wilf Carter, country music singer, songwriter, guitarist and yodeller (born 1904)
2000 December 5 December 5 - Beginning of the Michaud Affair.
2002 December 5 Died - December 5 - Prosper Boulanger, politician and businessman (born 1918)
2010 December 5 Died - December 5 – David French, playwright (Leaving Home)