This Day in History
July 9

Year Month Start Date Event
1706 July 9 Died - July 9 - Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville - Canadian-born French explorer who established settlements in what is now southern Louisiana (born 1661).
1793 July 9 Importation of slaves into Canada is prohibited on July 9.
1793 July 9 July 9 Act Against Slavery passed into law, making Upper Canada the first British territory to bring in legislation against slavery, although it does not abolish slavery entirely.
1802 July 9 Born - July 9 - Edmond Baird, cabinet-maker and upholsterer (d.1859)
1845 July 9 Born - July 9 - Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, Governor General of Canada (died 1914)
1860 July 9 Born - July 9 - Frederick Cope, 3rd Mayor of Vancouver (died 1897)
1868 July 9 Born - July 9 William Alves Boys, politician and barrister (died 1938)
1914 July 9 Died - July 9 - Henry Emmerson, lawyer, businessman, politician, philanthropist and 8th Premier of New Brunswick (b.1853)
1920 July 9 July 9 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau becomes premier of Quebec, replacing Sir Lomer Gouin
1953 July 9 Born - July 9 Margie Gillis, dancer and choreographer
1957 July 9 Born - July 9 George Nagy, swimmer
1960 July 9 July 9 Seven-year-old Roger Woodward became the first person to accidentally fall over the Horseshoe Falls and survive.
1965 July 9 July 9 The Hope Slide, the largest landslide ever recorded in Canada, kills four
1981 July 9 Born - July 9 - Kimveer Gill, murderer responsible for the Dawson College shooting (d.2006)
1982 July 9 Born - July 9 - Viola Yanik, wrestler
1988 July 9 Died - July 9 - Richard Spink Bowles, lawyer and Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (born 1912)
1997 July 9 July 9 - Danielle House forced to give up her Miss Canada International title after pleading guilty to assault.
2005 July 9 Died - July 9 - Alex Shibicky, ice hockey player (born 1914)
2005 July 9 Died - July 9 - Chuck Cadman, politician (born 1948)
2007 July 9 Died - July 9 - Sean Collins, son of politician Chris Collins (born 1994)
2009 July 9 Died - July 9 - Ron Kennedy, ice hockey player and trainer (born 1953)
2009 July 9 July 9 - A small plane crashed on final approach to Vancouver International Airport, killing all two people on board. No one on the ground was injured, while an IKEA in the parking lot suffered some damage.
2010 July 9 Died - July 9 Glenna Evans, longboarder (born 1983)