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 in St Lawrence, Canada 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, following initially total collapsed on August 29, 1907.
  • 1917-01-02 Royal Bank of Canada takes over Quebec Bank
  • 1917-08-09 Canadian Parliament passes the Compulsory Military Act which is oppossed by many French-Canadians from Québec
  • 1917-12-03 After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.
  • 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 New Quebec (Chubb) Crater discovered in northern Quebec (3½ km dia)
  • 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

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1944-09-11 FDR & Churchill meet in Canada at 2nd Quebec Conference

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 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), 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 province of Quebec (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 (b. 1929)
  • 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