This Day In History
November 8
Year 5 Day 94 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1775 November 8 Richard Montgomery occupied Saint Paul's Island on November 8.
1817 November 8 Born - November 8 - Théophile Hamel, painter (d.1870)
1837 November 8 On November 8, General John Colborne begins to recruit volunteers for militias which are placed under the command of lieutenant-colonel Dyer.
1859 November 8 Born - November 8 - Paul-Eugène Roy, Roman Catholic priest, and Archbishop of Quebec (died 1926)
1861 November 8 November 8 - The Trent Affair: British packet steamer Trent stopped by Northern warship in international waters. Two Confederate diplomats taken off and imprisoned in Boston.
1873 November 8 November 8 - Winnipeg incorporated as a city
1873 November 8 On November 8, Winnipeg was incorporated as a city.
1877 November 8 Died - November 8 - John Cook, politician Ontarian (born 1791)
1898 November 8 Born - November 8 - Marie Prevost, actress (d.1937)
1902 November 8 Born - November 8 - A. J. M. Smith, poet (d.1980)
1912 November 8 Born - November 8 - June Havoc, actress (d.2010)
1913 November 8 Born - November 8 - June Havoc, actress, dancer, writer, and theater director (d.2010)
1920 November 8 November 8 - The Capitol Cinema opens in Ottawa, the capital's only true movie palace.
1925 November 8 Born - November 8 - Allan Lawrence, politician and Minister (d.2008)
1927 November 8 Born - November 8 - Peter Munk, businessman and philanthropist
1950 November 8 Born - November 8 - Dennis Fentie, politician and 7th Premier of the Yukon
1952 November 8 Died - November 8 – Harold Innis, professor of political economy and author (b.1894)
1960 November 8 Born - November 8 - Anne Dorval, actress
1960 November 8 Born - November 8 - Robert Libman, politician, architect and leader of Equality Party
1961 November 8 November 8 – John Robarts becomes premier of Ontario, replacing Leslie Frost
1962 November 8 Born - November 8 – Cliff Cullen, politician
1965 November 8 November 8 – Federal election: Lester Pearson's Liberals win a second consecutive minority
1967 November 8 Born - November 8 – Christopher Chalmers, swimmer
2010 November 8 November 8–10 – Floods in Southwestern Nova Scotia cause millions of dollars in damage and prompts a state of emergency to be called.
2012 November 8 November 8 – An explosion in Sherbrooke kills two people and injures almost 20 more.