Prince Edward Island in History

Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown

Historical Events

Historic Discovery

1534-06-29 French explorer Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover Prince Edward Islands, Canada

  • 1873-07-01 Prince Edward Island becomes 7th Canadian province
  • 1996-11-19 The 12.9 km Confederation Bridge, joining Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New-Brunswick is completed and becomes the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world
  • 1997-05-31 The Confederation Bridge opens, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick

Famous Birthdays

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)

1874-11-30 Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island

  • 1894-11-26 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto, born in Hunter River, Prince Edward Island, Canada (d. 1974)
  • 1934-04-11 Mark Strand, American poet, editor and translator (Another Republic), born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada (d. 2014)
  • 1964-12-19 Lorie Kane, Canadian golfer (4 LPGA Tour titles), born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • 1972-10-25 Jonathan Torrens, Canadian actor and TV personality (Street Cents), born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • 1980-05-02 Brad Richards, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 1984-10-11 Martha MacIsaac, Canadian actress (Superbad), born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Famous Weddings

Lucy Maud Montgomery

1911-07-05 "Anne of Green Gables" author Lucy Maud Montgomery (36) weds Ewen MacDonald in Prince Edward Island, Canada