This Day In History
July 10
Year 4 Day 342 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1796 July 10 Died - July 10 - Joseph Fairbanks, merchant and political figure in Nova Scotia. (b. 1718)
1829 July 10 Born - July 10 - Louis-Adélard Senécal, businessman and politician (died 1887)
1896 July 10 Born - July 10 - Thérèse Casgrain, feminist, reformer, politician and Senator (d.1981)
1914 July 10 Born - July 10 - Joe Shuster, comic book artist, co-creator of Superman (& nephew of Frank Shuster) (d.1992)
1920 July 10 July 10 – Arthur Meighen becomes prime minister, replacing Sir Robert Borden
1929 July 10 Born - July 10 - Moe Norman, golfer (d.2004)
1931 July 10 Born - July 10 - Alice Munro, short-story writer
1931 July 10 Died - July 10 - Louise McKinney, first woman sworn in to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and first woman elected to a legislature in Canada and in the British Empire (b.1868)
1934 July 10 July 10 - Richard G. Reid becomes premier of Alberta, replacing John Brownlee
1934 July 10 July 10 - Mitchell Hepburn becomes premier of Ontario, replacing George Henry
1940 July 10 July 10 – Alexander MacMillan becomes premier of Nova Scotia, replacing Angus Macdonald
1943 July 10 July - The 1st Canadian Infantry Division is part of the invasion of Sicily.
1944 July 10 July 10 - Tommy Douglas becomes premier of Saskatchewan, replacing William Patterson
1946 July 10 "The Skyway," Canada's first drive-in theater opens. (July 10, Stoney Creek, Ontario)
1946 July 10 Born - July 10 - Roger Abbott, comedian (d.2011)
1951 July 10 July 10 – A formal peace agreement between Canada and Germany is signed
1963 July 10 Voting age lowered from 21 to 18 in Quebec elections.
1971 July 10 Born - July 10 - Adam Foote, ice hockey player
1971 July 10 Died - July 10 - Samuel Bronfman, businessman (b.1889)
1991 July 10 Died - July 10 - Grace MacInnis, politician and feminist (born 1905)
2002 July 10 July 10 - At a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Rubens's painting "The Massacre of the Innocents" is sold for £49.5 million (US$76.2 million) to Canadian Kenneth Thomson.
2004 July 10 July 10 - Jeff Lapcevich wins CASCAR Toronto Indy 100 km at the Toronto Molson Indy
2005 July 10 Died - July 10 - Frank Moores, businessman, politician and 2nd Premier of Newfoundland (born 1933)
2010 July 10 Died - July 10 – Ray Beachey, historian (born 1915)