This Day In History
March 13

Year 4 Day 224 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1774 March 13 Born - March 13: Rose Fortune, entrepreneur (d.1864)
1850 March 13 Born - March 13 - Hugh John Macdonald, politician, Minister and 8th Premier of Manitoba (died 1929)
1857 March 13 Died - March 13 — William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst, diplomat and governor general (born 1773)
1866 March 13 The Prince of Wales Regiment and Battery of Artillery leave Montreal to repel Fenian invaders.
1914 March 13 Born - March 13 - W. O. Mitchell, writer (d.1998)
1940 March 13 March 13 - David Boon becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing Allison Dysart
1947 March 13 Born - March 13 - Judith Marcuse, dancer
1953 March 13 Born - March 13 – Stephanie Berto, track and field athlete
1964 March 13 March 13 – Canada begins a decades-long peacekeeping mission in Cyprus
1972 March 13 Born -March 13 - Sherri Field, field hockey player
1973 March 13 Born - March 13 - Allison Higson, swimmer
1984 March 13 Born - March 13 — Noel Fisher, actor
1989 March 13 A geomagnetic storm in northern Quebec causes a nine-hour blackout in parts of province on March 13. Owing to a ripple effect in the transmission lines that feed Quebec-produced energy to New York State, ultimately to New York City
1989 March 13 March 13: 2:44 AM ET: A solar coronal mass ejection causes a blackout across all of Quebec, as it hits the Hydro-Québec power grid, affecting 6 million people for more than 9 hours.
1989 March 13 March 13: Deborah Grey wins a by-election to become the first Reform Party Member of Parliament.
1998 March 13 March 13 - Bill Reid, artist (born 1920)
2007 March 13 March 13 – Canada 2006 Census data is released; the population of Canada in 2006 was 31,612,897. Notably, the census also indicates that for the first time in Canadian history, the three territories (Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut) have a combinbed population of more then 1 million.
2009 March 13 Died - March 13 - Andrew Martin, wrestler (born 1975)
2010 March 13 Died - March 13 - Gary Mittelholtz, journalist (CBC Radio) (born 1954)
2010 March 13 Died - March 13 - Leon Manley, football player (Edmonton Eskimos) (born 1926)
2010 March 13 March 13 – Two people die, and thirty others are injured during an avalanche at a snowmobile event near Revelstoke, British Columbia.
2011 March 13 Died - March 13 – Rick Martin, 59, ice hockey player (Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings) (born 1951)