New Brunswick in History

New Brunswick: Fredericton - Moncton - Saint John

Historical Events

  • 1534-07-07 European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in New Brunswick.
  • 1783-05-18 First United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States.
  • 1825-10-07 Miramichi Fire - forest fire disaster in New Brunswick
  • 1839-02-12 Aroostoock (or "Pork & Beans) War: Boundary dispute between Maine & New Brunswick

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1867-07-01 The Dominion of Canada is formed, comprising the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec, with John A. Macdonald serving as the first Prime Minister

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • 1883-12-09 New Brunswick adopts Eastern Standard Time (until 1902)
  • 1954-06-07 1st microbiology laboratory dedicated (New Brunswick NJ)
  • 1997-05-31 The Confederation Bridge opens, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick.

Famous Birthdays

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1870-07-03 Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1930-35), born in Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick (d. 1947)

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett
11th Prime Minister of Canada
Richard Bedford Bennett

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1886-12-06 Joyce Kilmer, New Brunswick, New Jersey, poet (Trees), (d. 1918)

  • 1897-09-23 Walter Pidgeon, New Brunswick Can, actor (Mrs Miniver, Madame Curie)

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1905-04-30 John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate (Universal Declaration on Human Rights), born in Hampton, New Brunswick (d. 1995)

  • 1920-02-03 Bibi Osterwald, New Brunswick NJ, actress (Bridget Loves Bernie)
  • 1925-10-21 Louis J. Robichaud, Canadian premier of New Brunswick (d. 2005)
  • 1935-07-17 Donald Sutherland, St John New Brunswick, Canadian actor (M*A*S*H, Body Snatchers)

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1944-09-25 Michael Douglas, American actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • 1957-03-12 Jerry Levine, New Brunswick NJ, actor (Born on 4th of July)
  • 1965-09-27 Bernard Lord, Premier of New Brunswick
  • 1967-04-23 Rheal Cormier, New Brunswick, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1967-05-11 Eric Young, New Brunswick NJ, infielder (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1967-08-08 Margo Malowney, Saint John New Brunswick, volleyball player (Oly-96)
  • 1968-12-05 Lisa Marie [Sliwa], New Brunswick NJ, actress (Mars Attack)
  • 1969-07-19 David Goldsmith, New Brunswick NJ, actor (Eric-Models Inc)
  • 1972-07-04 Steve Giles, St Stephens New Brunswick, canoeist (Olympics-6-92, 96)
  • 1972-10-11 Brigitte Soucy, Moncton New Brunswick, volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • 1973-07-13 Gavin Hassett, Saint John New Brunswick, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1976-08-29 Chris Renaud, Fredericton New Brunswick, swimmer (Olympics-96)

Famous Deaths

  • 2005-01-06 Louis Robichaud, Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1925)