This Day In History
October 13
Year 5 Day 70 WWI
 
Year Month Start Date Event
1761 October 13 By an ordinance dated October 13, Thomas Gage divided the district of Montreal into six subdivisions, and set up in each a "chamber of justice", composed of from five to seven militia officers, presided over by a captain.
1776 October 13 October 13 - On Lake Champlain, Arnold runs part of his fleet ashore, to avoid capture.
1803 October 13 Born - October 13 - Augustin-Norbert Morin, lawyer, judge, politician and Joint Premier of the Province of Canada (d.1865)
1812 October 13 Died - October 13 - Sir Isaac Brock, military commander, administrator of Upper Canada (b.1769)
1812 October 13 October 13 - Stephen Van Rensselaer's command is repulsed, on Queenston Heights by Gen. Sheaffe and Governor Brock, who is killed. Of the 10,000 under Van Rensselaer, many were unwilling to invade, though willing to defend the United States.
1820 October 13 Born - October 13 - John William Dawson, geologist and university administrator (d.1899)
1833 October 13 Born - October 13 - Edward Blake, politician and 2nd Premier of Ontario (died 1912)
1834 October 13 Born - October 13 - Louis Adolphe Billy, politician and lawyer (died 1907)
1870 October 13 Died - October 13 - Charles-François Baillargeon, Archbishops of Quebec (b.1798)
1889 October 13 Born - October 13 - Douglass Dumbrille, actor (d.1974)
1907 October 13 Died - October 13 - Harvey William Burk, politician and farmer (b.1822)
1909 October 13 October 13 - The Ontario Provincial Police is established.[1]
1910 October 13 Born - October 13 – Otto Joachim, German-born composer (d. 2010)
1920 October 13 Born - October 13 - Evelyn Dick, murderer
1937 October 13 Died - October 13 - Simon Fraser Tolmie, politician and 21st Premier of British Columbia (b.1867)
1941 October 13 Born - October 13 - Robert Hunter, environmentalist, journalist, author and politician (d.2005)
1947 October 13 Born - October 13 - Jon Gerrard, politician and medical doctor
1957 October 13 October 13 – Elizabeth II opens the Canadian parliament, the first monarch to do so
1979 October 13 Born - October 13 - Ryan Malcolm, singer (Low Level Flight)
1980 October 13 Born - October 13 - Marc-André Bergeron, ice hockey player
1997 October 13 October 13 - 43 are killed in Canada's worst ever traffic accident as a tour bus falls off a cliff.
1997 October 13 October 13 - Raymond Frenette becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing Frank McKenna.
1998 October 13 October 13 - Gérard Charles Édouard Thériault, general and Chief of the Defence Staff (born 1932)
2000 October 13 The first Friday the 13th celebrations for motorcycle riders in the 21st century was held on this date.
2003 October 13 Died - October 13 - Bertram Brockhouse, physicist, shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1994 (born 1918)
2004 October 13 October 13 - HMCS Chicoutimi (SSK 879) Lieutenant Chris Saunders's funeral is held at a Halifax, Nova Scotia church.
2007 October 13 October 13 – Roger Duguay is chosen as the new leader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party at the party's leadership convention.
2010 October 13 October 13 – Health Canada added Bisphenol A to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, declaring it as a toxic substance.
2011 October 13 Died - October 13 – Barbara Kent, 103, silent film actress (born 1907)