Halifax in History

Historical Events

  • 1749-06-21 Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded
  • 1750-07-11 Halifax, Nova Scotia, is almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • 1840-07-04 The Cunard Line's 700 ton wooden paddle steamer RMS Britannia departs from Liverpool bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia on the first transatlantic crossing with a scheduled end.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1813-02-14 John McNeil, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1891)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1845-11-10 John Thompson, 4th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1892-94), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1894)

4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson
4th Prime Minister of Canada
John Thompson
  • 1892-08-16 Harold Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valian), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1982)
  • 1901-09-22 Charles Huggins, American-Canadian physician and cancer researcher (1966 Nobel Prize), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1997)
  • 1909-09-12 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician and former president of the Canadian Labour Congress (1967-74), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1986)
  • 1910-08-25 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (Dames, 42nd Street), born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (d. 1993)
  • 1943-10-30 Joanna Shimkus, Halifax NS, actress (Marriage of a Young Stockbroker)
  • 1947-01-06 Ian Millar, Canadian dressage rider (World Cup 1988, 89, Oly-96), born in Halifax, NS, Canada
  • 1948-07-21 Art Hindle, Halifax Nova Scotia, actor (Jeff-Dallas, Berrengers)
  • 1964-06-14 Randall Thompson, Halifax Nova Scotia, boxer (Olympics-96)
  • 1970-07-16 Phil Graham, Halifax Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1972-03-31 Kelly O'Leary, Halifax Nova Scotia, kayaker (Olympics-96)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1987-02-21 Ellen Page, Canadian actress (Juno), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Actress Ellen Page
Actress
Ellen Page