Ontario in History

Historical Events

  • 1786-06-29 Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
  • 1813-06-06 US invasion of Canada halted at Stoney Creek (Ontario)
  • 1814-07-05 Americans defeat British and Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario
  • 1822-07-08 Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom
  • 1826-08-19 Canada Co chartered to colonize Upper Canada (Ontario)
  • 1832-05-30 The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened.
  • 1838-01-08 Rebellion at Amherstburg, Ontario breaks out
  • 1838-03-03 Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada
  • 1841-06-14 1st Canadian parliament opens in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1841-10-16 Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is chartered

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1853-03-24 Anti-slavery newspaper "The Provincial Freeman" first published in Windsor, Ontario, edited by Samuel Ringgold Ward and Mary Ann Shadd Cary, first black woman publisher in North America

Suffragist and Publisher Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Suffragist and Publisher
Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1858-04-14 Abolitionist John Brown meets Harriet Tubman at a Constitutional Convention convened in Chatham, Ontario

Abolitionist John Brown
Abolitionist
John Brown
Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Abolitionist
Harriet Tubman
  • 1866-06-01 Renegade Irish Fenians from US invade Fort Erie, Ontario

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 1867-09-28 Toronto becomes capital of Ontario
  • 1867-12-27 Ontario & Quebec legislatures hold 1st meeting

  • 1868-03-27 The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.
  • 1874-07-12 Ontario Agricultural College founded
  • 1875-10-16 1st Quebec vs Ontario football game, Ontario wins

MurderMurder of Interest

1880-02-04 Black donnelly massacre in Biddulph, Ontario. Irish immigrants James (63), Johannah (56), John (32), Thomas (25) and Bridget (21) Donnelly murdered at home by members of the Vigilance Committee

Squatter James Donnelly
Squatter
James Donnelly
  • 1881-04-11 River ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks in Thames River, Ontario, 180 die
  • 1881-05-24 Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die
  • 1883-01-04 Ontario Rugby Football Union (forerunner of CFL) forms
  • 1883-01-06 Ontario Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1884-01-04 Last sighting of an eastern cougar (Ontario)
  • 1885-11-12 Montreal & Britannia Football Clubs (QRFU) defeat Ontario Combined Team (ORFU) 3-0 in CRFU Championship game
  • 1891-06-29 Street railway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, commences operation.
  • 1895-03-09 Stanley Cup, Victoria Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Victorias clinches trophy as Montreal HC beats Queens University (Kingston, Ontario), 5-1
  • 1903-03-14 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, Ontario: Ottawa HC beats Rat Portage Thisles, 4-2 for a 2-0 challenge series sweep
  • 1903-06-12 Niagara Falls, Ontario incorporated as a city
  • 1915-07-07 A Great Gorge and International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashes near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1932-07-04 Australian cricket batsman Don Bradman scores 260, a North American record, v Western Ontario in Guelph

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1934-05-28 Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Olivia and Elzire Dionne, later becoming the first quintuplets to survive infancy
  • 1935-06-03 One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1936-01-06 Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)
  • 1946-09-22 Canadian woman Evelyn Dick charged with butchering her husband in Hamilton, Ontario

  • 1952-07-01 The first NASCAR Grand National event is run outside of the US with Buddy Shuman winning the 200-lap race at Stamford Park, Ontario, Canada
  • 1957-10-04 Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
  • 1961-08-08 Ham Tigercats (CFL) beat Buff Bills (NFL) 38-21 in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1967-07-01 Bobby Unser wins both races at Mosport, Ontario, Canada, the first Champ Car races ever run outside the United States
  • 1972-09-03 Jerry Grant runs the first official 200mph qualifying lap in Champ Car history, posting a lap of 201.414mph around Ontario Motor Speedway
  • 1974-04-06 200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam" in Ontario
  • 1977-02-01 Blizzard in upstate New York and Southern Ontario claims 23 lives
  • 1978-03-18 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario, California
  • 1979-11-10 Train detrailment in Mississauga, Ontario; a 106 car train derails causing the evacuation of 200,000 people
  • 1980-09-01 Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario with Fox unable to continue because of illness
  • 1985-05-31 Tornado outbreak in United States and Canada sees 41 tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario, leaving 90 dead
  • 1995-04-29 Longest sausage ever, at 28.77 miles, made in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1996-06-30 Caroline Frolic (Miss Ontario), crowned Miss Renaissance USA
  • 1997-03-01 Canadian Elvis Stojko hits the first quad-triple combination jump in the history of figure-skating competition to win the Championship Series final in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1997-07-22 The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1998-01-05 Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec & Ontario
  • 2005-08-19 A series of strong storms lashes Southern Ontario spawning several tornadoes as well as creating extreme flash flooding within the city of Toronto and its surrounding communities. In Toronto, it is also dubbed as the Toronto Supercell.
  • 2006-04-08 Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Ontario, Canada. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
  • 2006-10-24 Justice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the "motive clause", an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act
  • 2009-03-04 U.S. Steel announce the closure of the Stelco Lake Erie Works in Nanticoke, Ontario due to the increasingly worsening effects of the global economic slowdown
  • 2011-08-23 5.8 earthquake occurrs in Mineral, Virginia felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2011-09-15 The St. Thomas Assembly plant is closed permanently after decades of providing employing to the region of St. Thomas, Ontario and resulting in the loss of roughly 1,400 well-paid jobs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-02-06 Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot
  • 2012-02-26 Train derailment kills 3 and injures 45 in Burlington, Ontario

Famous Birthdays

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  • 1774-09-26 Johnny Appleseed [John Chapman], American pioneer nurseryman (introduced apple trees to Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1845)
  • 1796-10-04 John Richardson, Canadian writer (Wacousta, or the prophecy), born in Queenston, Ontario, Canada (d. 1852)
  • 1831-05-01 Emily Stowe, Canadian suffragist and first woman licensed to practise medicine in Canada, born in Norwich Township, Oxford County, Ontario (d. 1903)
  • 1838-09-16 James J. Hill, Canadian-American railroad entrepreneur (Great Northern Railroad), born in Eramosa Township, Ontario (d. 1916)
  • 1839-08-15 Hugh Archibald Clarke, Canadian organist, composer, and educator (The Music of The Spheres), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1927)

Person of interestElijah McCoy

1844-05-02 Elijah McCoy, Canadian-American inventor of African descent, notable for his 57 US patents (lubrication of steam engines), born in Colchester, Ontario (d. 1929)

Inventor Elijah McCoy
Inventor
Elijah McCoy
  • 1854-06-08 Douglas Colin Cameron, Canadian politician, born in Hawkesbury, Ontario (d. 1921)
  • 1859-01-19 Alice Eastwood, botanist (Handbook of Trees of California), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestJames Naismith

1861-11-06 James Naismith, Canadian-American physical educator and inventor (basketball, football helmet), born in Almonte, Ontario (d. 1939)

Basketball Inventor James Naismith
Basketball Inventor
James Naismith
  • 1862-06-27 May Irwin, Canadian comedienne and singer (Hot Time in the Old Town), born in Whitby, Ontario, Canada (d. 1938)
  • 1863-05-14 John Charles Fields, Canadian mathematician and founder of the Fields Medal, born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1932)

Person of interestHerbert Henry Dow

1866-02-26 Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (Dow Chemical), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1930)

Chemical Industrialist Herbert Henry Dow
Chemical Industrialist
Herbert Henry Dow
  • 1867-06-28 William Courtleigh, Canadian actor (The Birth of Character, Ashes, The Nightingale), born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 1930)
  • 1868-09-17 James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician, born in Oxford County, Ontario (d. 1956)

Person of interestMarie Dressler

1868-11-09 Marie Dressler [Leila Koerber], Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Min and Bill), born in Cobourg, Ontario (d. 1934)

  • 1871-01-30 Wilfred Lucas, Canadian actor (Pardon Us, Chump at Oxford), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1940)
  • 1871-05-19 Reginald Aldworth Daly, Napanee Ontario, Canadian-American Geologist who independently developed the theory of magmatic stopping

Person of interestJohn McCrae

1872-11-30 John McCrae, Canadian physician, soldier and poet (In Flanders Fields), born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 1918)

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae
  • 1873-09-20 Sidney Olcott, Canadian film director (Ben Hur), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1949)

Person of interestArthur Meighen

1874-06-16 Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1920-21, 1926), born in Anderson, Ontario (d. 1960)

9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen

Person of interestMackenzie King

1874-12-17 Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada (1921-30, and 1935-48), born in Berlin, Ontario (d. 1950)

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • 1875-11-10 Maude Eburne, Canadian actress (Ladies They Talk About, Guardsman), born in Bronte-on-the-Lake, Ontario (d. 1960)
  • 1875-12-05 Arthur Currie, Canadian soldier (fought in WWI), born in Napperton, Ontario (d. 1933)
  • 1876-12-09 Berton Churchill, Canadian-American actor (I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1940)
  • 1878-12-31 Elizabeth Arden, Canadian businesswoman, born in Woodbridge, Ontario (d. 1966)
  • 1879-05-25 William Maxwell Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, Canadian English newspaper publisher (Daily Express), born in Maple, Ontario (d. 1964)
  • 1879-07-27 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada (d. 1960)
  • 1880-04-13 Charles Christie, Canadian film studio owner, born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 1955)

Person of interestTommy Burns

1881-06-17 Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer, born in Hanover, Ontario (d. 1955)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1881-11-04 Gena Branscombe, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Picton, Ontario (d. 1977)
  • 1882-07-16 Edward Earle, Canadian actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1972)
  • 1882-10-11 Robert Nathaniel Dett, Canadian pianist and composer (In The Bottoms), born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (d. 1943)
  • 1883-04-06 Walter Huston, Canadian actor (Maltese Falcon, Treasure of Sierra Madre), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1950)
  • 1883-11-19 Edward "Ned" Sparks, Canadian actor (42nd Street, Imitation of Life), born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 1957)

Person of interestDavidson Black

1884-07-25 Davidson Black, Canadian paleoanthropologist and doctor of anatomy who identified "Peking Man", born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1934)

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Paleoanthropologist
Davidson Black
  • 1884-09-26 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Molesworth, Ontario, Canada (d. 1951)
  • 1886-01-02 Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (Lady Helen's Escapade), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1938)

Person of interestVincent Massey

1887-02-20 Vincent Massey, Canadian diplomat, first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada (1952-59), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1967)

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey
  • 1887-06-04 Tom Longboat, Canadian athlete (Boston Marathon 1907 record time 2:24:24), born in Six Nations Reserve Brantford, Ontario (d. 1949)
  • 1887-06-21 Norman L. Bowen, Canadian petrologist, born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada (d. 1956)
  • 1887-10-31 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1970)

Person of interestHarry Crerar

1888-04-28 Harry Crerar, Canadian WWI and WWII general (First Canadian Army), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1965)

Canadian WWII General Harry Crerar
Canadian WWII General
Harry Crerar
  • 1889-10-13 Douglass Dumbrille, Canadian actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1974)
  • 1890-01-01 Florence Lawrence, Canadian silent screen actress (Confidence), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1938)
  • 1890-03-03 Norman Bethune, Canadian doctor, communist and humanitarian (Spanish Civil War, Second Sino-Japanese War), born in Gravenhurst, Ontario (d. 1939)
  • 1890-04-18 James Rennie, Canadian actor (Lash, Little Damozel), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1890-12-04 Jack Darragh, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1911, 20-21, 23; Ottawa Senators), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1924)

Person of interestFrederick Banting

1891-11-14 Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in Alliston, Ontario (d. 1941)

Person of interestCy Denneny

1891-12-23 Cy Denneny, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (NHL leading scorer 1923-24), born in Farran's Point, Ontario (d. 1970)

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny

Person of interestMary Pickford

1892-04-08 Mary Pickford [Gladys Smith], Canadian actress (Poor Little Rich Girl), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1979)

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford
  • 1892-07-19 Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1957)
  • 1892-08-02 Jack L Warner [Jacob Warner], Canadian-American film executive and president of the Warner Bros. Studios, born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 1978)
  • 1892-11-20 James Collip, Canadian biochemist and physiologist (insulin), born in Belleville, Ontario (d. 1965)
  • 1893-05-07 Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager, born in Berlin, Ontario, Canada (d. 1985)

Person of interestBilly Bishop

1894-02-08 Billy Bishop, Canadian First World War flying ace, born in Owen Sound, Ontario (d. 1956)

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop
  • 1894-05-29 Beatrice Lillie, Canadian comedian and actress (Around World in 80 Days), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1989)
  • 1894-06-05 Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian-English publisher, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1976)

Person of interestGeorge Hainsworth

1895-06-26 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season; Montreal Canadiens), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1950)

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth

Person of interestJohn Diefenbaker

1895-09-18 John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (Conservative: 1957-63), born in Neustadt, Ontario (d. 1979)

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker
  • 1896-03-08 Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician, Mayor of Ottawa (1951-56), born in Renfrew, Ontario (d. 1975)
  • 1896-08-18 Jack Pickford, Canadian-American actor (The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1933)
  • 1896-08-30 Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (Dr Kildare), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1983)
  • 1896-12-15 Margaret Bannerman, Canadian actress (Elopement), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1976)

Person of interestLester B. Pearson

1897-04-23 Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (1963-68) (Nobel Peace Prize 1957), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1972)

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
  • 1897-06-29 Fulgence Charpentier, French-Canadian journalist, born in Sainte-Anne-de-Prescott, Ontario, Canada (d. 2001)
  • 1898-05-17 A. J. Casson, Canadian painter (member of Group of Seven), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1992)
  • 1898-11-08 Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (The Marriage Circle, The Racket), born in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada (d. 1937)
  • 1900-02-20 Graham Spry, Canadian radio pioneer, born in St Thomas, Ontario (d. 1983)
  • 1900-05-24 Lionel Conacher "The Big Train", Canadian athlete and politician, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1954)
  • 1902-06-19 Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne), born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 1977)

Person of interestHowie Morenz

1902-09-21 Howie Morenz, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Montreal Canadiens, 3-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • 1902-10-22 Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1902-11-21 Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio broadcaster (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1985)
  • 1903-04-02 Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (Canadian Member of Parliament), born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1987)
  • 1903-07-16 Carmen Lombardo, Canadian musician, born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 1971)
  • 1904-06-26 Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer, born in Preston, Ontario (d. 1951)
  • 1905-10-26 George Flahiff, Canadian Cardinal, born in Paris, Ontario, Canada (d. 1989)
  • 1906-03-28 Joseph Wright Jr., Canadian oarsman (Olympic gold 1928), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1981)
  • 1906-12-10 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American nuclear physicist (invented the breeder reactor), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1907-01-16 Alexander Knox, Canadian actor and author (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind), born in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada (d. 1995)

Person of interestJohn Kenneth Galbraith

1908-10-15 John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award), born in Iona Station, Ontario (d. 2006)

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • 1908-10-24 John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1993)

Person of interestBronko Nagurski

1908-11-03 Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Rainy River, Ontario (d. 1990)

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • 1909-02-01 George Beverly Shea, American gospel singer, born in Winchester, Ontario
  • 1909-05-28 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Lynden, Ontario, Canada (d. 2005)
  • 1909-06-17 Ralph E. Winters, Canadian film editor, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1909-10-19 Robert Beatty, Canadian actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Where Eagles Dare), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1992)
  • 1910-06-21 Charles Jones, composer, born in Tamworth, Ontario, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1911-07-18 Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), born in London, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • 1911-09-18 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (d. 1976)
  • 1912-03-27 Reuel Lahmer, composer, born in Maple, Ontario
  • 1912-05-26 Jay Silverheels [Harold J. Smith], Canadian actor (The Lone Ranger, Key Largo), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1980)
  • 1912-08-21 Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Victoria Mines, Ontario (d. 1995)
  • 1913-03-11 John Jacob Weinzweig, Canadian composer (The Enchanted Hill; Red Ear Of Corn), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • 1913-08-28 Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist essayist/dramatist, born in Thamesville, Ontario (d. 1995)

Person of interestElizabeth Smart

1913-12-27 Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1913-12-28 Lou Jacobi, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1914-07-10 Joe Shuster, Canadian-American cartoonist (co-creator of Superman), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1992)
  • 1914-08-12 Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1981)
  • 1916-06-17 Ted Atkinson, American jockey (US Champion 1944, 46), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1973-09-08 Ice hockey star Bobby Orr (25) weds speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 2004-07-24 Former MSNBC news anchor Ashleigh Banfield (36) weds real estate financier Howard Gould (31) in Kenora, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • 1845-03-18 Johnny Appleseed [John Chapman], American pioneer nurseryman (introduced apple trees to Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois), dies at 70
  • 1982-10-18 John Robarts, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario (b. 1917)