This Day In History
November 21
Year Month Start Date Event
1763 November 21 James Murray is made governor of the Province of Quebec on November 21.
1800 November 21 Born - November 21 - William Agar Adamson, Church of England clergyman and author (d.1868)
1872 November 21 November 21 - Victoria Memorial (Montreal) unveiled
1872 November 21 November 21 the ceremony of formally presenting to the city the statue of Queen Victoria in Victoria Square was performed by Lord Dufferin, the Governor-General.
1872 November 21 Victoria Memorial (Montreal) unveiled on November 21.
1873 November 21 Died - November 21 - James William Johnston, lawyer, politician, and judge (b.1792)
1873 November 21 Born - November 21 - Aimé Bénard, politician (d.1938)
1895 November 21 The village Saint-Louis of the End Mile becomes the town of Saint-Louis on November 21.
1899 November 21 In the afternoon of November 21, Montrealers saw the first car. At the wheel of this first steam-powered automobile was Ucal-Henri Dandurand, accompanied by the mayor Raymond Préfontaine. There they sat in the new machine, descending Côte du Beaver Hall
1902 November 21 Born - November 21 - Foster Hewitt, radio pioneer (d.1985)
1902 November 21 November 21 – Edward Prior becomes Premier of British Columbia, replacing James Dunsmuir
1907 November 21 Born - November 21 - Christie Harris, children's author (d.2002)
1913 November 21 Born - November 21 - Stewart McLean, politician (d.1996)
1921 November 21 November 21 - Canada is granted a coat of arms by Royal Proclamation. Canada's official colours declared to be red and white
1929 November 21 Born - November 21 - Laurier LaPierre, broadcaster, journalist, author and Senator
1934 November 21 Born - November 21 - Howard Pawley, politician, professor and 18th Premier of Manitoba
1937 November 21 Died - November 21 - Matthew Robert Blake, politician (b.1876)
1962 November 21 Died - November 21 – Frank Amyot, sprint canoer and Olympic gold medalist (born 1904)
1965 November 21 Born - November 21 – Jon Kelly, swimmer
1966 November 21 Born - November 21 – Christopher Bowie, swimmer
1974 November 21 Born - November 21 - Casey Patton, boxer
1977 November 21 November 21 - Gerald Hannon's controversial article "Men Loving Boys Loving Men" is published in The Body Politic
1979 November 21 Born - November 21 - Alex Tanguay, ice hockey player
1980 November 21 Died - November 21 - A. J. M. Smith, poet (b.1902)
1988 November 21 November 21 – In the federal election, Brian Mulroney's Progressive Conservative Party wins a second majority government in an election fought over the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement.
1995 November 21 Died - November 21 - Bruno Gerussi, actor and television presenter (born 1928)
1997 November 21 November 21-November 25 - The APEC summit is held in Vancouver. Controversy arises when Royal Canadian Mounted Police use force and pepper spray to remove protesters.
1999 November 21 November 21 - Nimiq 1 Canada's first direct broadcast digital TV satellite launched by a Proton K Blok DM-3 rocket from the Tyuratam launch centre in Kazakhstan.
2000 November 21 November 21 - Launch of Anik F1 Canada's most powerful communications satellite to date
2004 November 21 November 21 - 92nd Grey Cup in Ottawa.
2004 November 21 November 21 - The Toronto Argonauts win the Grey Cup for the first time since 1997.
2007 November 21 November 21 – Brad Wall is sworn in as Premier of Saskatchewan, succeeding Lorne Calvert.
2011 November 21 Died - November 21 - Hal Patterson, 79, American-born player of football (Montreal Alouettes, Hamilton Tiger-Cats) (born 1932)
2011 November 21 Died - November 21 - Albert D. Cohen, 97, businessman (born 1914)