This Day In History
January 18
Day 165 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1747 January 18 Died - January 18: Michel Bégon, commissary of the Marine, councillor in the parlement of Metz, France, inspector general of the Marine, intendant of New France, intendant of Le Havre, of the admiralty of Normandy, and of naval forces (b.1667)
1787 January 18 January 18 - A weekly mail is established between Canada and the United States.
1797 January 18 A weekly mail is established between Canada and the United States.
1797 January 18 This notice appears in the Quebec Gazette: – "A mail for the upper counties, comprehending Niagara and Detroit, will be closed, at this office on Monday, 30th instant, at four o'clock in the evening, to be forwarded, from Montreal
1801 January 18 Born - January 18 - James Evans, missionary and linguist (d.1846)
1859 January 18 Born - January 18 - Elizabeth Shortt, politician
1861 January 18 A meeting in Montreal, respecting extradition of John Anderson, a slave charged with murder, is addressed by Hon. Messrs. Dorion, Drummond and Holton, Revds. W. Bond, Cordner, Benjamin Holmes and John Dougall, Esqrs., and Dr. Hingston, and opposes surrender of Anderson
1875 January 18 January 18 - 1875 Ontario election: Sir Oliver Mowat's Liberals win a second consecutive majority
1880 January 18 Born - January 18 - Richard Squires, politician and Prime Minister of Newfoundland (d.1940)
1888 January 18 Born - January 18 - Charles Gavan Power, politician, Minister and Senator (d.1968)
1912 January 18 Died - January 18 - George Ralph Richardson Cockburn, educator and politician (b.1834)
1915 January 18 Born - January 18 – Syl Apps, pole vaulter and ice hockey player (d.1998)
1915 January 18 Died - January 18 – Thomas Bain, politician and Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (b.1834)
1929 January 18 Died - January 18 - Theodore Arthur Burrows, politician and Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (b.1857)
1936 January 18 Born - January 18 - Albert Driedger, politician
1943 January 18 Born - January 18 - Carl Ray, artist (d.1978)
1945 January 18 Born - January 18 - Steven Truscott, murderer
1949 January 18 Conversion of hydro in Ontario to 60 cycles from 25 cycles begins.
1950 January 18 Born - January 18 - Gilles Villeneuve, motor racing driver (d.1982)
1961 January 18 Born - January 18 – Mark Messier, ice hockey player
1971 January 18 Born - January 18 - Seamus O'Regan, broadcast journalist and television co-host
1972 January 18 January 18 - Frank Moores becomes premier of Newfoundland, replacing Joey Smallwood, who had governed for 23 years
1995 January 18 January 18 - A video of the Canadian Airborne Regiment's brutal hazing rituals is made public
1996 January 18 Born - January 18 - Brittany Jones, pair skater
2001 January 18 January 18 - MafiaBoy pleads guilty to 56 of 66 mischief charges in a Montreal courtroom. The other 10 charges were withdrawn.
2001 January 18 Died - January 18 - Al Waxman, actor and director (born 1935)
2002 January 18 January 18 - Walkerton Report released: it puts partial blame for the water tragedy on the provincial government
2007 January 18 Died - January 18 – Julie Winnefred Bertrand, supercentenarian, oldest living Canadian and oldest verified living recognized woman at the time of her death (born 1891)
2010 January 18 Died - January 18 - Kate McGarrigle, folk singer (born 1946)
2010 January 18 Died - January 18 - Kevin O'Shea, ice hockey player (born 1947)
2011 January 18 January 18 – Close to 12,000 people, including many Ontario Provincial Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police gather near the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the funeral of Sergeant Ryan Russell.
2011 January 18 Died - January 18 – Antonín Kubálek, pianist (born 1935)