This Day In History

June 13

Year 3 Day 314 WWI

Year Month Start Date Event
1641 June 13 Beginning of the French and Iroquois Wars on June 13.
1689 June 13 On June 13, construction was begun by the Montreal Sulpicians on a 2 km canal to support their monopoly on flour-milling. François Dollier de Casson asserted that such a canal (Lachine Canal) would supply water to Montreal's mills.
1847 June 13 Died - June 13 - Colin Campbell, army officer and colonial administrator (born 1776)
1857 June 13 Ocean steamships at Montreal today
1861 June 13 May 13 - The UK declares its neutrality in American Civil War.
1861 June 13 Prince Alfred arrives in Montreal.
1863 June 13 Eighty-six vessels in port at Montreal
1882 June 13 June 13 - Robert Beaven becomes premier of British Columbia, replacing George Walkem.
1891 June 13 Born - June 13 - Hervé-Edgar Brunelle, politician and lawyer (d.1950)
1898 June 13 Died - June 13 - Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, lawyer, politician and 5th Premier of Quebec (b.1840)
1898 June 13 June 13 - Yukon becomes a distinct territory from the North-West Territories
1898 June 13 Yukon Territory was created from the District of Yukon in the northwestern part of the North-West Territories, and the Quebec Boundary Extension Act, 1898 expanded the borders of Quebec north to the Eastmain River.
1901 June 13 Died - June 13 — Arthur Sturgis Hardy, lawyer, politician and 4th Premier of Ontario (b.1837)
1913 June 13 The Toronto General Hospital relocates to its present site at College Street.
1916 June 13 Meighen Island is discovered and annexed to Northwest Territories.
1922 June 13 North York is incorporated as a township.
1928 June 13 Born - June 13 - Renée Morisset, pianist (d.2009
1938 June 13 Born - June 13 - John Newlove, poet (d.2003)
1940 June 13 June 13-June 18 - World War II: A small number of Canadian troops land in Brest, France but are forced to evacuate soon after
1960 June 13 June 13 – Brooke Claxton, politician and Minister (b.1898)
1961 June 13 June 13 – The NCC study of Ottawa's new Green Belt is completed
1975 June 13 June 13 - Merrill Denison, playwright (b.1893)
1976 June 13 Born - June 13 - Mark Versfeld, swimmer
1978 June 13 Born - June 13 - Matt Bradley, ice hockey player
1984 June 13 Born - June 13 — Chanelle Charron-Watson, swimmer
1995 June 13 June 13 - A strict new gun control law is passed banning most handguns and forcing all rifles to be registered
2004 June 13 June 13 - Michael Schumacher wins the 2004 Canadian Grand Prix held in Montreal, Quebec.
2006 June 13 June 13 - The Nova Scotia general election, 2006 is won by Rodney MacDonald's Conservatives.
2010 June 13 June 13 – A landslide in Oliver destroys homes and blocks off sections of Highway 97.
2011 June 13 June 13 – August 5 – British Columbia sales tax referendum, 2011 – The mail-in referendum was delayed due in part to the Canada Post lockout.