This Day In History
May 15
Year Month Start Date Event
1704 May 15 Claude de Ramezay is made governor of Montreal on May 15.
1760 May 15 Thursday May 15 - Two more British war-ships arrive. The British win a naval battle near Quebec.
1767 May 15 Born - May 15 - Ezekiel Hart, entrepreneur, politician, and first Jew to be elected to public office in the British Empire (died 1843)
1809 May 15 Born - May 15 - Pierre-Eustache Dostaler, farmer and politician (d.1884)
1809 May 15 Governor Craig dissolves the Parliament on May 15.
1848 May 15 May 15 - MP's vote themselves 50 pounds each for 25 days.
1856 May 15 May 15 - Creation of the village of Embrun, Ontario.
1863 May 15 Antoine-Aimé Dorion, Canada East Premier on May 15, 1863
1863 May 15 Louis-Victor Sicotte, Canada East Premier until May 15, 1863
1872 May 15 May 15 - In the first nationwide labour protest, marchers across the land press for the nine-hour workday.
1873 May 15 Died - May 15 - William James Anderson, physician, amateur geologist and historian (b.1812)
1879 May 15 Hamilton is the site of the first commercial long distance telephone line in the British Empire. (Hugh Cossart Baker, Jr.), Hamilton to Dundas.
1906 May 15 Born - May 15 - Robert Methven Petrie, astronomer (d.1966)
1914 May 15 Born - May 15 - Angus MacLean, politician and 27th Premier of Prince Edward Island (d.2000)
1918 May 15 Born - May 15 - Saul Laskin, politician and 1st Mayor of Thunder Bay (d.2008)
1918 May 15 Born - May 15 - Joseph Wiseman, actor (d. 2009)
1919 May 15 Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec were all expanded into their present-day boundaries. The Northwest Territories is now only situated north of the 60th parallel (except Hudson Bay and James Bay islands) with three districts, Keewatin, Mackenzie and Franklin.
1919 May 15 May 15-June 25 - Winnipeg General Strike of 1919.
1936 May 15 Born - May 15 - Milan Kymlicka, arranger, composer and conductor (d.2008)
1950 May 15 Died - May 15 - Hervé-Edgar Brunelle, politician and lawyer (b.1891)
1956 May 15 May 15 – A CF-100 crashes into a Grey Nuns convent outside of Ottawa killing fifteen.
1956 May 15 Born - May 15 – Ian Clyde, boxer
1969 May 15 Born - May 15 - Mark Jackson, hurdler
1978 May 15 Born - May 15 - Dwayne De Rosario, soccer player
1978 May 15 Born - May 15 - Caroline Dhavernas, actress
1979 May 15 Died - May 15 - Dora Mavor Moore, actor, teacher and director (b.1888)
2006 May 15 May 15 - The village of Embrun, Ontario has its 150th anniversary.
2009 May 15 May 15 - The 2009 season of the Canadian Soccer League starts.
2010 May 15 Died - May 15 – Armand Caouette, politician, Member of Parliament (1974–1980) (born 1945)
2011 May 15 May 15–16 – Wildfires destroy a large section of Slave Lake, Alberta, forcing 7,000 residents to evacuate.[20]