This Day In History
February 11
Year 4 Day 194 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1747 February 11 At Grand Pre, Nova Scotia, a surprise mid-winter attack is launched about three o'clock on the morning of 11 February 1747 on Col. Arthur Noble's detachment of British troops from Massachusetts, by a French and Indian force under Nicholas Antoine Coulon
1839 February 11 Publishing of the report of Lord Durham on February 11.
1869 February 11 February 11 - Patrick James Whelan is hanged for the assassination of Thomas D'Arcy McGee
1874 February 11 February 11 - George Walkem becomes premier of British Columbia, replacing Amor De Cosmos
1882 February 11 Born - February 11 - John Queen, politician (d.1946)
1926 February 11 Born - February 11 – Leslie Nielsen, comedian and actor (d.2010)
1927 February 11 Born - February 11 - Sinclair Stevens, politician
1940 February 11 Died - February 11 - John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, novelist, politician and 15th Governor General of Canada (b.1875)
1947 February 11 Born - February 11 - Abby Hoffman, track and field athlete
1948 February 11 Born - February 11 - Shaughnessy Cohen, politician (d.1998)
1959 February 11 Died - February 11 – Harry James Barber, politician (b.1875)
1960 February 11 Born - February 11 – Grant Main, rower and Olympic gold medalist
1976 February 11 The Toronto Eaton Centre opens.
1977 February 11 Born - February 11 - Stephanie Richardson, swimmer
1979 February 11 Born - February 11 - Eric Cyr, baseball player
1985 February 11 February 11 - The federal and Newfoundland governments sign the Atlantic Accord paving the way for joint development of Newfoundland's offshore oil and gas reserves
1991 February 11 Died - February 11 - Pete Parker, radio announcer (born 1895)
2000 February 11 Died - February 11 - Wilfred Sénéchal, lawyer, a decorated World War II soldier, and politician (born 1918)
2006 February 11 February 11 - Rodney MacDonald wins the leadership of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party.
2006 February 11 Winter Olympics - Turin - February 11 - Jennifer Heil wins gold in free style skiing, women's monguls
2008 February 11 February 11–February 17 - 2008 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
2008 February 11 February 11 - The first of three treatment facilities open in Halifax Regional Municipality a $400 million project to clean up the Halifax Harbour
2010 February 11 Died - February 11 – Heward Grafftey, politician, MP for Brome—Missisquoi (1958–1968, 1972–1980) (born 1928)
2010 February 11 February 11 – Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, before the Olympics opening ceremony. Provincial Liberals approve while federal Liberals disapprove.
2011 February 11 Died - February 11 – Bad News Brown, 33, rapper and harmonica player, beaten and shot. (born 1977)