This Day In History
December 7
Year 4 Day 127 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1763 December 7 December 7 - Canadians are required to swear fealty.
1837 December 7 December 7 - Loyalist militia defeats Patriots at Toronto. William Lyon Mackenzie escapes to the U.S.
1837 December 7 December 7 - Rebels are defeated, at Toronto.
1837 December 7 The Battle of Montgomery's Tavern occurs.
1860 December 7 Close of navigation in Montreal.
1862 December 7 Close of navigation from Montreal
1863 December 7 December 7 — New Brunswick and Nova Scotia: the Chesapeake Affair.
1867 December 7 December 7 – The first federal budget is presented by Finance Minister John Rose.
1897 December 7 Born - December 7 - Gordon Graydon, politician (d.1953)
1907 December 7 Born - December 7 - Fred Rose, politician and trade union organizer (d.1983)
1913 December 7 Born - December 7 - Donald C. MacDonald, politician (d.2008)
1916 December 7 Born - December 7 - Margaret Carse, dancer
1927 December 7 Born - December 7 - Grant Strate, dancer, choreographer and academic
1935 December 7 December 7 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers become the first western Canadian team to win the Grey Cup.
1941 December 7 December 7: As a result of the Battle of Hong Kong Canada declares war on Japan. That same day Canada declares war on German allies Romania, Hungary, and Finland. Japan attacks the U.S. at Pearl Harbour.
1948 December 7 Born - December 7 - Jay Dahlgren, javelin thrower
1949 December 7 Died - December 7 - Stanislas Blanchard, politician (b.1871)
1953 December 7 Born - December 7 – Carmen Rinke, boxer
1956 December 7 Died - December 7 – Huntley Gordon, actor (b.1887)
1973 December 7 December 7 - Canada sells its first CANDU Reactor to South Korea
1980 December 7 Died - December 7 - W. L. Morton, historian (b.1908)
1982 December 7 Died - December 7 - Harry Jerome, track and field runner (b.1940)
1990 December 7 Died - December 7 – Jean Paul Lemieux, painter (born 1904)
1992 December 7 Born - December 7 - Sean Couturier, hockey player
1995 December 7 December 7 - The Montreal Canadiens trade Patrick Roy to the Colorado Avalanche.
1997 December 7 December 7 - George R. Gardiner, businessman, philanthropist and co-founder of the Gardiner Museum (born 1917)
2011 December 7 Died - July 7 - Paul-André Crépeau, 85, legal academic. (born 1926)[
2011 December 7 Died - December 7 – Charlie Russell, 74, country music DJ (born 1937)