Quebec in History

Historical Events


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1608-07-03 Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • 1610-06-19 Samuel de Champlain and his French army defeat the Mohawk people at the Battle of Sorel in New France, present-day Sorel-Tracy, Quebec
  • 1616-07-11 Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
  • 1632-03-29 Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returns Quebec to French control after the English seized it in 1629
  • 1634-07-04 The city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France, later to become the Canadian province of Quebec

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1645-10-08 First hospital in Montreal, Quebec founded, the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal by nurse Jeanne Mance

Nurse and Settler of New France Jeanne Mance
Nurse and Settler of New France
Jeanne Mance
  • 1663-02-05 Charlevoix Earthquake in Quebec, felt strongly in New England
  • 1690-10-07 English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade
  • 1694-10-23 American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec
  • 1734-06-21 In Montreal, New France (Quebec), black slave Marie-Joseph Angélique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, is tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony

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1759-06-27 British general James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe
  • 1759-09-12 British soldiers capture the town of Quebec.
  • 1759-09-13 British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)
  • 1759-09-18 Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City
  • 1765-05-18 Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec
  • 1774-06-22 British parliament accepts Quebec Act, which extends the province's territory and restores French civil law

  • 1775-12-31 Battle of Quebec in American Revolutionary War; Americans defeated trying to take British stronghold
  • 1824-06-08 Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
  • 1831-03-31 Quebec & Montreal incorporated
  • 1832-06-07 Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada
  • 1836-07-21 1st Canadian RR opens, between Laprairie and St John, Quebec
  • 1837-05-25 The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom.
  • 1838-02-28 Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Québec)
  • 1845-05-28 Fire in Quebec, Canada, 1,500 houses destroyed
  • 1866-06-07 1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec
  • 1866-10-15 Great fire in Quebec destroys 2,500 houses

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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
  • 1867-12-27 Ontario & Quebec legislatures hold 1st meeting
  • 1870-05-25 Irish Fenians raid Eccles Hill, Quebec
  • 1875-10-16 1st Quebec vs Ontario football game, Ontario wins
  • 1883-01-16 Quebec Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1894-03-22 Stanley Cup, Victoria Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Hockey Club defeats Ottawa HC, 3-1 to win 3-team challenge tournament
  • 1895-03-09 Stanley Cup, Victoria Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Victorias clinches trophy as Montreal HC beats Queens University (Kingston, Ontario), 5-1
  • 1896-02-14 Stanley Cup, Victoria Skating Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias, 2-0
  • 1897-12-27 Stanley Cup, Victoria Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Victorias beat Ottawa Capitals, 15-2
  • 1899-02-18 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 3-2 to sweep series, 2-0 for CAHL

  • 1899-03-14 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Shamrocks beat Queens University, 6-2 to clinch trophy for CAHL
  • 1900-02-16 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 5-4 to take challenge series, 3-1
  • 1900-03-10 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Shamrocks outclass Halifax Crescents, 11-0 to sweep challenge series, 2-0
  • 1901-01-31 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Winnipeg Victorias edge Montreal Shamrocks, 2-1 to sweep challenge series, 2-0
  • 1903-03-04 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal HC beats Winnipeg Victorias, 4-1 for a 2-1 challenge series victory
  • 1904-03-02 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers and Ottawa HC tie, 5-5; Montreal disqualified for refusing to play second game in Ottawa
  • 1906-12-29 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS), 7-2 for 17-5 aggregate challenge series victory
  • 1907-01-21 Stanley Cup Hockey, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Kenora Thistles (ON) beat Montreal Wanderers, 8-6 for 12-8 aggregate challenge series victory
  • 1907-08-29 The Quebec Bridge over St Lawrence River collapses during construction, killing 75 workers
  • 1908-01-13 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers rout Ottawa Victorias, 13-1 for 2-0 sweep of challenge series
  • 1908-03-12 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat Winnipeg Maple Leafs, 9-3 for 2-0 sweep of challenge series
  • 1908-03-14 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat Toronto Professionals, 6-4
  • 1908-12-30 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers outscore Edmonton HC, 14-9 in 2 game challenge series
  • 1910-03-12 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat Berlin Dutchmen (ON), 7-3
  • 1912-03-11 First Stanley Cup challenge game to be played in three 20-minute periods (formerly 30-minute halves), Quebec beats Moncton, 9-3 on way to series sweep
  • 1912-03-13 Stanley Cup, Quebec Skating Rink, Quebec City, Quebec: Quebec Bulldogs rout Moncton Victorias (NB), 8-0 for a 2-0 sweep of the challenge series
  • 1913-03-10 Stanley Cup, Quebec Skating Rink, Quebec City, Quebec: Quebec Bulldogs retain trophy; defeat Sydney Millionaires (NS), 6-2 for a 2-0 sweep of the challenge series
  • 1916-03-30 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens (NHA) beat Portland Rosebuds (PCHA), 2-1 for a 3-2 series victory
  • 1916-09-11 The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses during reconstruction, killing 11 men
  • 1917-01-02 Royal Bank of Canada takes over Quebec Bank

  • 1917-08-09 Canadian Parliament passes the Compulsory Military Act which is opposed by many French-Canadians from Québec
  • 1917-12-03 After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Quebec Bridge finally opens to traffic after two prior collapses
  • 1917-12-19 Quebec Bulldogs play their 1st professional hockey game
  • 1926-04-06 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Maroons beat Victoria Cougars (WHL), 2-0 for a 3-1 series victory
  • 1928-12-20 1st international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec

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1930-04-03 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4-3 for a 2-0 series sweep and their 3rd Championship

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1931-04-14 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 2-0 for a 3-2 series win; Canadiens' back-to-back Championships
  • 1935-04-09 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Maroons beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1 for 3-0 series sweep; Maroons last defunct team to win the Cup
  • 1943-06-20 Chubb Crater (now called Pingualuit Crater) discovered in northern Quebec (3½ km diameter)
  • 1943-08-08 Common Chiefs of staff meet in Quebec
  • 1944-04-13 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 5-4 in overtime for a 4-0 series sweep; Canadiens' first SC triumph since 1931

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1944-09-12 Second Quebec Conference: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and the Combined Chiefs of Staff meet in Quebec City, Canada to discuss Allied occupation zones, the Morgenthau Plan, U.S. Lend-Lease aid to Britain and the role of the Royal Navy

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1946-04-09 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 6-3 for a 4-1 series victory
  • 1953-04-16 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0 for a 4-1 series win

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1956-04-10 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Jean Béliveau has a goal and 2 assists as Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 3-2 for a 4-1 series win

NHL Legend Jean Béliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Béliveau
  • 1957-04-16 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Dickie Moore has a goal and 2 assists as Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 5-1 for a 4-1 series victory
  • 1959-04-18 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens' 4th straight title; beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-3 for a 4-1 series win
  • 1964-05-05 Separatists riot in Quebec
  • 1965-03-01 Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex in La Salle, Quebec
  • 1965-05-01 Stanley Cup, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Dick Duff has a goal and 2 assists as Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4-0 in Game 7 to take title 4-3

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1967-07-24 Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1968-05-11 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Defenceman J. C. Tremblay fires home the winner as Montreal Canadiens edge St Louis Blues, 3-2 for a 4-0 series sweep
  • 1970-10-05 Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross
  • 1971-04-04 Marine clay under houses liquefies in St-Jean-Vianney, Quebec, 31 die
  • 1976-11-16 René Levesque's Parti Québécois wins elections in Quebec
  • 1979-05-21 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: 4 consecutive titles for Montreal Canadiens; beat NY Rangers, 4-1 for a 4 games to 1 series win
  • 1980-05-12 1st non-stop trans-North American balloon flight lands at Sainte-Félicité, Quebec. Maxie Anderson and son Kristian piloted the Kitty Hawk for five days.
  • 1980-05-20 In a referendum, 59.5% of Quebec voters reject separatism
  • 1982-02-10 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont, Quebec
  • 1983-11-05 NY Rangers & Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 secs of 3rd period
  • 1989-05-25 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4-2 to win series 4 games to 2; Flames' first SC title
  • 1990-07-11 Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.
  • 1991-06-15 Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Québécois

AgreementContract of Interest

1991-10-02 NHL #1 draft pick Eric Lindros rejects Quebec Nordiques' offer of a 10 year, $50m contract

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • 1993-06-09 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat LA Kings, 4-1 for a 4-1 series win; Canadiens' 24th SC Championship
  • 1993-10-25 Canada Liberal Party and Bloc Québécois wins parliamentary election
  • 1994-09-12 Parti Québécois wins parliamentary election
  • 1995-10-30 Québec votes in a referendum to remain part of Canada
  • 1996-07-18 Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Québec's costliest natural disasters ever
  • 1998-01-05 Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec & Ontario
  • 1998-08-20 The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.

Sports record brokenNHL Record

2000-03-23 Joe Sakic records his 400th career goal and becomes the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche all-time leading point scorer

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic

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2006-11-27 The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • 2012-03-22 Largest protest in Quebec's history occurs in Montreal with over 200,000 people marching against government tuition hikes and for free access to post-secondary education

Famous Birthdays

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  • 1623-01-31 Francois de Laval, Catholic saint, 1st Roman Catholic bishop of Quebec, born in Montigny-sur-Avre (d. 1708)
  • 1645-09-21 Louis Jolliet, Canadian explorer (explored the origins of the Mississippi River helped by the Native American), born in Quebec, Canada (d. 1700)
  • 1665-06-04 Zacharie Robutel de La Noue, Canadian soldier, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1733)
  • 1698-11-22 Pierre de Rigaud, Canadian-born French Governor of New France, born in Quebec, New France (d. 1778)
  • 1701-10-15 Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, first native Canadian canonized (founded the Order of Sisters of Charity of Montreal), born in Varennes, Quebec (d. 1771)
  • 1721-01-21 James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)
  • 1724-09-03 Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and administrator (Governor of Quebec 1768-1778), born in Strabane, Ireland (d. 1808)

Person of interestJames Wolfe

1727-01-02 James Wolfe, British Army officer who defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec, born in Westerham, England (d. 1759)

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe
  • 1787-05-07 Jacques Viger, French Canadian politician, 1st mayor of Montreal (1833-36), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1858)
  • 1809-07-30 Charles Chiniquy, Canadian Catholic priest who left the Roman Catholic Church and became a Presbyterian minister, born in Kamouraska, Quebec (d. 1899)
  • 1814-09-06 George Cartier, Canadian co-PM (1858-62), born in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada (d. 1873)
  • 1820-05-30 Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, French Canadian politician (1st Premier of Quebec), born in Charlesbourg, Quebec (d. 1890)

Person of interestJohn Abbott

1821-03-12 John Abbott, 3rd Canadian Prime Minister (1891-92), born in Saint-Andre, Quebec (d. 1893)

3rd Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott
3rd Prime Minister of Canada
John Abbott
  • 1822-05-04 Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Premier of Quebec, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1915)
  • 1823-04-16 Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart [Esther Pariseau], Canadian religious leader (US capitol), born in Saint-Elzéar, Quebec, Canada (d. 1902)
  • 1828-10-27 Jacob Dolson Cox, Canadian-American statesman, lawyer, and Major General (Union Army), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1900)
  • 1831-06-08 Thomas J. Higgins, Union Army soldier during the American Civil War, recipient of America's highest military decoration (Medal of Honor), born in Huntington, Quebec, Canada (d. 1917)
  • 1831-08-16 John Jones Ross, Canadian politician, 7th Premier of Quebec (1884-87), born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 1901)
  • 1832-01-09 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, journalist, author and politician, Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
  • 1833-11-24 Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (d. 1891)
  • 1839-05-08 Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French-Canadian lyricist ("O! Canada"), born in Saint-Placide, Quebec (d. 1920)
  • 1840-10-15 Honoré Mercier, Canadian politician and 9th Premier of Quebec (1887-91), born in Saint-Athanase, Lower Canada (d. 1894)

Person of interestWilfrid Laurier

1841-11-20 Wilfrid Laurier, 7th Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1896-1911), born in Saint-Lin, Quebec (d. 1918)

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • 1843-08-23 William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1932)
  • 1845-08-09 André Bessette, Canadian Roman Catholic religious figure, born in Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Quebec, Canada (d. 1937)
  • 1847-11-16 Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Quebec), born in Percé, Canada (d. 1927)
  • 1848-03-24 Honoré Beaugrand, Quebec journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie) (d. 1906)
  • 1849-05-06 Wyatt Eaton, Canadian-American artist, born in Philipsburg, Quebec (d. 1896)
  • 1853-12-19 Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician who was the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and 5th Chief Justice of Canada, born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 1942)
  • 1854-11-05 Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins, born in Lévis, Quebec (d. 1920)
  • 1855-10-29 Paul Bruchési, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Montreal, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1939)
  • 1858-11-12 Alexis Contant, Canadian pianist, organist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1918)
  • 1859-09-17 Frank Dawson Adams, Canadian geologist, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1942)
  • 1861-03-19 Lomer Gouin, Quebec politician (d. 1929)
  • 1863-10-10 Louis Cyr, French Canadian strongman (lifting 500 pounds (227 kg) with one finger and backlifting 4,337 pounds (1,967 kg)), born in Quebec, Canada (d. 1912)
  • 1864-10-08 Ozias Leduc, Canadian painter, born in Saint-Hilaire-de-Rouville, Quebec (d. 1955)
  • 1867-03-05 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
  • 1871-10-09 George Gauthier, Bishop of Montreal and rector of the Université de Montréal, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1940)
  • 1874-03-15 Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
  • 1878-01-13 Lionel Groulx, Canadian nationalist, born in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada (d. 1967)
  • 1879-05-27 Lucile Watson, Canadian actress (Great Lie, Watch on the Rhine, Let's Dance), born in Québec, Canada (d. 1962)
  • 1879-12-24 Émile Nelligan, Canadian francophone poet, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1941)
  • 1880-01-03 Donat Raymond, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame builder (head Canadian Arena Company, Montreal Forum rebuilt in 1968) and politician, born in St. Stanislas de Kostka, Quebec (d. 1963)
  • 1880-08-29 Marie-Louise Meilleur, French-Canadian supercentenarian lived past 117, born in Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada (d. 1998)

Person of interestLouis St. Laurent

1882-02-01 Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1948-57), born in Compton, Quebec (d. 1973)

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • 1882-10-03 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (Group of Seven), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1974)
  • 1883-09-01 Didier Pitre, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Valleyfield, Quebec (d. 1934)
  • 1883-11-02 Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, French cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1947)
  • 1885-02-04 Cairine Ray Wilson, 1st female Canadian senator (appointed), born in Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestGeorges Vezina

1887-01-21 Georges Vezina, Canadian ice hockey goalie (Vezina Trophy), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec (d. 1926)

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • 1887-10-08 Huntley Gordon, Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1956)
  • 1888-03-14 Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Quebec painter (d. 1970)
  • 1888-04-23 Georges Vanier, French-Canadian soldier and 19th Governor General of Canada, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1967)
  • 1889-08-13 Camillien Houde, French Canadian politician and Mayor of Montreal, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1958)
  • 1889-10-28 Juliette Béliveau, Canadian actress (Le gros Bill) and singer, born in Nicolet, Quebec (d. 1975)
  • 1890-04-20 Maurice Duplessis, 16th Premier of Quebec, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada (d. 1959)
  • 1891-05-27 Claude Champagne, Canadian composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1965)
  • 1892-09-24 Adélard Godbout, Canadian politician (15th Premier of Québec), born in Saint-Éloi, Quebec, Canada (d. 1956)
  • 1895-04-30 Philippe Panneton, Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (Trente arpents), born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1960)
  • 1895-08-22 Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician, born in Pierreville, Quebec (d. 1966)
  • 1896-04-11 Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Quebec novelist (Les Engagés du Grand Portage), born in Berthier, Canada (d. 1967)
  • 1896-06-20 Wilfred Pelletier, Canadian conductor (Voice of Firestone), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1982)
  • 1896-07-10 Thérèse Casgrain, French Canadian politician and senator, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1981)
  • 1896-08-31 Félix-Antoine Savard, French-Canadian priest and novelist, born in Quebec, Canada (d. 1982)
  • 1896-11-07 Esdras Minville, Quebec writer, economist and sociologist, born in Quebec, Montreal (d. 1975)
  • 1899-05-26 Antonio J. Barrette, French Canadian politician, premier of Quebec, born in Joliette, Quebec, Canada (d. 1968)
  • 1900-03-15 Colin McPhee, Canadian composer (H2O, Mechanical Principles) and musicologist (Bali), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1964)
  • 1900-05-25 Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (Né à Québec: Louis Jolliet), born in Saint-Casimir, Quebec (d. 1975)
  • 1901-09-12 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1975)
  • 1902-04-14 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1974)

Person of interestNorma Shearer

1902-08-10 Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (Escape, The Divorcee), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1983)

Actress Norma Shearer
Actress
Norma Shearer

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
  • 1902-11-22 Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Valleyfield, Quebec (d. 1990)
  • 1902-12-29 Nels Stewart, Canadian hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1957)
  • 1902-12-31 Lionel Daunais, Quebec singer and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1982)
  • 1903-02-16 George-Henri Lévesque, Quebec priest and sociologist (d. 2000)
  • 1903-10-04 Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician, historian and genealogist, born in Bonaventure, Quebec (d. 1993)
  • 1904-01-17 Patsy Ruth Miller, American actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1904-04-16 Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian actress (Life Jimmy Dolan, Girl from Calgary), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1983)
  • 1904-04-26 Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop (Montreal), born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada (d. 1991)
  • 1904-11-18 Jean Paul Lemieux, Canadian painter, born in Quebec (d. 1990)
  • 1904-11-26 Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist, born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada (d. 1991)
  • 1905-05-01 Paul Desruisseaux, Canadian lawyer and politician (Senator for Wellington, Quebec), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec (d. 1982)
  • 1905-11-01 Paul-Émile Borduas, Canadian abstract painter, born in Saint-Hilaire, Quebec (d. 1960)
  • 1907-01-14 Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1985)
  • 1907-03-24 Paul Sauvé, Quebec politician (d. 1960)
  • 1907-05-29 Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman (Molson family), senator and sports executive (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2002)
  • 1907-10-08 Howard Joslin, American actor (Quebec, Detective Story), born in Georgia (d. 1975)
  • 1907-12-01 Alex Wilson, Canadian athlete (Olympic silver 800m, 2 x bronze 400m, 4x400m relay 1932), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1994)
  • 1908-02-15 Sarto Fournier, Quebec politician (d. 1980)
  • 1908-06-12 Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian television pioneer and president of the CBC, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1988)
  • 1909-02-14 A. Moses Klein, Canadian poet (Hath Not a Jew...), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1909-05-21 François-Albert Angers, Quebec economist (d. 2003)
  • 1910-01-04 Arthur Villeneuve, Quebec painter (d. 1990)
  • 1910-01-28 Arnold Moss, American actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1910-04-02 Paul Triquet, Canadian military officer, born in Cabano, Quebec (d. 1980)
  • 1911-03-03 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician and Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 1982)
  • 1911-04-13 Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist, born in Nouvelle, Quebec, Canada (d. 1994)
  • 1911-10-24 Paul Grégoire, French Canadian Archbishop of Montreal, born in Viauville, Montreal, Quebec (d. 1993)
  • 1911-12-01 Calvin Griffith, Canadian baseball team owner (Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins 1955-84), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1999)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1949-04-30 Ice hockey goaltender Jacques Plante (20) weds Jacqueline Gagne in Quebec, Canada

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante

LoveWedding of Interest

1970-10-02 Actor Christopher Plummer (40) weds actress Elaine Taylor (26) in Montreal, Quebec


Famous Deaths


Person of interestMarguerite Bourgeoys

1700-01-12 Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame in Quebec, dies at 79

First Canadian Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys
First Canadian Saint
Marguerite Bourgeoys
  • 1708-05-06 François de Laval, first Roman Catholic bishop of Quebec, dies at 85

Person of interestJames Wolfe

1759-09-13 James Wolfe, British Army officer who defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec, dies in battle at 32

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe
  • 1775-12-31 Richard Montgomery, Irish General in Continental Army during American Revolutionary War, dies in attack on Quebec at 37
  • 1808-11-10 Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and administrator (Governor of Quebec 1768-1778), dies at 84
  • 1839-02-15 Chevalier de Lorimier, Quebec notary (b. 1803)
  • 1890-04-04 Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, French Canadian politician (1st Premier of Quebec), dies at 69
  • 1891-01-04 Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (b. 1833)
  • 1894-10-30 Honoré Mercier, Canadian politician and 9th Premier of Quebec (1887-91), dies at 54
  • 1898-04-12 Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Roman catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1820)
  • 1900-09-25 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, premier of Québec (b. 1832)
  • 1901-05-04 John Jones Ross, Canadian politician, 7th Premier of Quebec (1884-87), dies at 69
  • 1905-04-23 Gédéon Ouimet, Quebec politician (b. 1823)
  • 1915-09-10 Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Premier of Quebec, dies at 93
  • 1920-09-07 Simon-Napoléon Parent, Canadian politician and 12th Premier of Quebec (1900-05), dies at 64
  • 1923-04-25 Louis-Olivier Taillon, French Canadian politician, dies at 82
  • 1925-07-18 Louis Nazaire Bégin, Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1840)
  • 1927-06-07 Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Quebec), dies at 79
  • 1929-03-28 Lomer Gouin, Quebec politician (b. 1861)
  • 1931-05-31 Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau, French Canadian cardinal, archbishop of Quebec (b. 1866)
  • 1931-06-29 Nérée Beauchemin, Quebec poet (b. 1850)
  • 1941-11-18 Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (b. 1879)
  • 1942-06-17 Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician who was the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and 5th Chief Justice of Canada, dies at 88
  • 1947-01-17 Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, French cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec, dies at 63
  • 1955-06-16 Ozias Leduc, Canadian painter, dies at 90
  • 1956-09-18 Adélard Godbout, Canadian politician (15th Premier of Quebec), dies at 63
  • 1959-09-07 Maurice Duplessis, 16th Premier of Quebec, dies at 69
  • 1960-02-22 Paul-Émile Borduas, Canadian abstract painter, dies at 54
  • 1960-12-29 Philippe Panneton, Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (Trente arpents), dies at 65
  • 1961-09-30 Onésime Gagnon, French Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Québec (b. 1888)
  • 1963-01-16 Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player, dies of cancer at 44
  • 1964-02-18 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Quebec inventor and industrialist (b. 1907)
  • 1968-06-02 André Mathieu, Canadian pianist and composer (Concerto de Québec), dies at 39
  • 1968-09-26 Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian politician, 20th Premier of Quebec, dies at 53
  • 1968-12-15 Antonio J. Barrette, French Canadian politician, premier of Quebec, dies at 69

Person of interestJoe Malone

1969-05-15 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), dies at 79

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • 1970-03-02 Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Quebec painter (b. 1888)
  • 1970-10-17 Pierre Laporte, Vice-Premier of Quebec (assassinated) (b. 1921)
  • 1973-02-22 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, 21st Premier of Quebec (1968-70), dies at 56
  • 1975-03-18 Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (Né à Québec: Louis Jolliet), dies at 74
  • 1975-08-01 Howard Joslin, American actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68
  • 1975-12-09 Esdras Minville, Quebec writer, economist and sociologist, dies at 79
  • 1977-03-15 Hubert Aquin, French-Canadian novelist, political activist and editor, dies at 47
  • 1979-12-25 Jordi Bonet, Quebec muralist and sculptor (b. 1932)
  • 1980-12-12 Jean Lesage, Canadian politician (19th Premier of Quebec), dies at 68
  • 1982-02-02 Paul Desruisseaux, Canadian lawyer and politician (Senator for Wellington, Quebec), dies at 76
  • 1982-11-13 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician, lieutenant governor of Quebec (b. 1911)
  • 1984-07-02 Paul Dozois, Quebec politician (b. 1908)
  • 1985-02-05 Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician (b. 1907)
  • 1985-10-24 Maurice Roy, Archbishop of Quebec, (b. 1905)
  • 1986-11-05 Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
  • 1987-11-01 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec, dies at 65
  • 1988-10-31 Alfred Pellan, Québécois painter (b. 1906)
  • 1989-11-16 Jean-Claude Malépart, Quebec politician (b. 1938)
  • 1989-12-15 Arnold Moss, American actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata), dies at 79
  • 1990-07-18 Gerry Boulet, Quebec rock singer (b. 1946)
  • 1990-09-30 Alice Parizeau, Polish-born Quebec writer and journalist, dies at 60
  • 1990-12-07 Jean Paul Lemieux, Canadian painter, dies at 86
  • 1990-12-07 Jean Duceppe, Quebec actor (Mon oncle Antoine), dies at 67
  • 1991-01-19 Marcel Chaput, French Canadian politician, dies at 72
  • 1991-02-07 Jean-Paul Mousseau, Quebec painter, member of Les Automatistes (b. 1927)
  • 1993-02-05 Marcel Léger, Canadian politician, dies at 62
  • 1994-10-12 Gérald Godin, French-Canadian poet and politician, dies at 55
  • 1995-07-16 Patsy Ruth Miller, American actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), dies at 91
  • 1995-07-26 Raymond Mailloux, Quebec politician (b. 1918)
  • 1996-01-21 René Marc Jalbert, sergeant-at-Arms at the National Assembly of Quebec (b. 1921)
  • 1996-10-02 Robert Bourassa, Prime Minister of Quebec province (1970-76, 85-93), dies at 63
  • 1997-09-25 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist, dies at 81
  • 1997-12-24 Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman and founder of Quebecor, dies at 72
  • 1998-12-03 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, dies at 62
  • 1999-03-11 Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (Parti Québécois), dies at 76
  • 1999-03-16 Gratien Gélinas, Quebec playwright and director (b. 1909)
  • 1999-08-12 Jean Drapeau, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1916)
  • 1999-09-20 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive, dies at 93
  • 2000-05-10 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
  • 2000-05-10 Jules Deschênes, Canadian Quebec Superior Court judge, dies at 76
  • 2001-02-01 André D'Allemagne, Quebec teacher, political observer and essayist, dies at 71
  • 2001-02-06 Fulgence Charpentier, French-Canadian journalist, dies at 103
  • 2001-11-19 Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (b. 1924)
  • 2002-03-12 Jean-Paul Riopelle, Quebec painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
  • 2002-07-10 Jean-Pierre Côté, French Canadian politician and Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1926)
  • 2003-01-27 Louis Archambault, Quebec sculptor (b. 1915)
  • 2004-02-10 Guy Provost, Quebec actor (b. 1925)
  • 2004-05-18 Serge Turgeon, Quebec actor and union leader, dies at 58
  • 2005-02-21 Gérard Bessette, Quebec novelist and poet (b. 1920)
  • 2005-03-26 Gérard Filion, Quebec businessman and journalist (b. 1909)
  • 2005-05-15 Alan B. Gold, Quebec Chief Justice (b. 1917)
  • 2005-10-19 Corinne Lévesque, wife of Quebec premier René Lévesque (b. 1943)
  • 2006-05-29 Jacques Bouchard, Canadian advertising executive, dies at 75
  • 2006-07-23 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2006-09-29 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1912)
  • 2006-11-22 Gilles Grégoire, Quebec politician (co-founder of the Parti Québécois), dies at 80
  • 2007-03-20 Raynald Fréchette, Quebec politician and judge, dies at 73
  • 2011-02-03 Ron Piché, Quebec baseball player (Milwaukee Braves), dies at 75
  • 2011-04-07 Pierre Gauvreau, Canadian painter, television writer and producer, dies at 88
  • 2014-07-01 Jean Garon, Quebec economist and politician, dies at 76