This Day In History
February 13
Year 4 Day 192 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1810 February 13 On February 13, the Legislative Assembly passes three addresses: one for the King, one for the House of Lords and one for the House of Commons to request control over the budget.
1819 February 13 Born - February 13 — James Cockburn, politician (d.1883)
1845 February 13 Born - February 13 - William James Topley, photographer (died 1930)
1861 February 13 Died - February 13 - Denis-Benjamin Viger, politician, businessman and politician (born 1774)
1918 February 13 Born - February 13 - Ross Whicher, politician and businessman (d.2002)
1925 February 13 Born - February 13 - Gerald Tailfeathers, artist
1928 February 13 Born - February 13 - Gerald Regan, politician, Minister and Premier of Nova Scotia
1933 February 13 Born - February 13 - Michael Cook, playwright (d.1994)
1947 February 13 February 13 - Oil is discovered near Leduc, Alberta
1954 February 13 Died - February 13 – Agnes Macphail, politician, first woman to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons (b.1890)
1959 February 13 Died - February 13 – Thomas Laird Kennedy, politician and 15th Premier of Ontario (b.1878)
1968 February 13 Died - February 13 – Portia White, singer (b.1911)
1969 February 13 On February 13, the Montreal Stock Exchange was attacked by Front de libération du Québec with a massive bomb that wounded 38 people.
1969 February 13 February 13 - FLQ terrorists bomb the Montreal Stock Exchange
1973 February 13 February 13 - The Gendron Report is issued; it recommends making French Quebec's only official language
1981 February 13 Born - February 13 - Kristina Kiss, soccer player
1981 February 13 Port Dover's inaugural Friday the 13th motorcycle rally was held.
1985 February 13 February 13 - Denis Lortie is found guilty of murder for his attack on the Quebec National Assembly that killed three
1986 February 13 Born - February 13 - Matthew Hawes, swimmer
1988 February 13 February 13 – The XV Olympic Winter Games open in Calgary.
1998 February 13 February 13 - Three girls, all under 18 years of age, are found guilty in Victoria, BC, of killing 14-year-old Reena Virk. Three others plead guilty of assault.
1999 February 13 February 13 - The last hockey game is played at Maple Leaf Gardens as the team moves to the new Air Canada Centre.
2001 February 13 February 13 - Roger Grimes becomes premier of Newfoundland, replacing Beaton Tulk
2004 February 13 February 13 - Jane Stewart, former Human Resources Development Canada Minister, announces her retirement from politics, to work for the United Nations International Labour Organization
2008 February 13 February 13 - An explosion occurs at a Taco del Mar on Broadway Street in Vancouver.