This Day In History
January 30
Year Month Start Date Event
1785 January 30 Born - January 30: Charles Metcalfe, 1st Baron Metcalfe, colonial administrator (d.1846)
1847 January 30 January 30 - Lord Elgin, Governor, arrives at Montreal.
1847 January 30 Lord Elgin, Governor, arrives at Montreal.
1858 January 30 First ship from sea in port of Montreal
1871 January 30 Born - January 30 - Wilfred Lucas, actor, film director and screenwriter (d.1940)
1883 January 30 Born - January 30 - Mountenay Du Val, conservationist
1919 January 30 Died - January 30 - Sam Steele, soldier and member of the North-West Mounted Police (b.1849)
1927 January 30 Born - January 30 - Sterling Lyon, politician and 17th Premier of Manitoba (d.2010)
1931 January 30 Born - January 30 - John Crosbie, politician and Minister
1942 January 30 Died - January 30 - Frederick W. A. G. Haultain, politician and 1st Premier of the Northwest Territories (born 1857)
1966 January 30 Born - January 30 Doug Wood, pole vaulter
1972 January 30 Born -January 30 - Jennifer Hale, actress and singer
1985 January 30 Died - January 30 - F. R. Scott, poet, intellectual and constitutional expert (b.1899)
1985 January 30 January 30 - The federal government relaxes laws requiring businesses to use the metric system
1989 January 30 January 30: Prime Minister Brian Mulroney shuffles his cabinet, appointing 6 new ministers and re-assigning the responsibilities of 19 others.
1991 January 30 January 30 - Gulf War: A Canadian CF-18 Hornet attacks and causes irreparable damage to an Iraqi warship.
2001 January 30 January 30 - An envelope mailed to Citizenship and Immigration Minister Elinor Caplan containing a mysterious blue powder caused the Immigration Canada building to be sealed off. A Winnipeg laboratory on February 1 said the powder posed no health risk.
2001 January 30 January 30 - Governor General Adrienne Clarkson reads the Speech from the Throne at the beginning of the 37th Canadian parliament. [1]
2004 January 30 January 30 - The Supreme Court of Canada upholds a law allowing parents to spank their children within "reasonable limits".
2005 January 30 Died - January 30 - Martyn Bennett, musician (born 1971)