Quebec City in History

Historical Events

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1541-08-23 French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • 1615-06-02 First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France
  • 1620-06-03 Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • 1733-05-29 The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld in Quebec City
  • 1759-09-18 Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City
  • 1792-12-17 Opening of 1st legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city
  • 1872-10-12 Montreal Foot Ball Club 1st game playing Quebec City to 0-0 tie
  • 1968-05-24 FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City
  • 2012-08-26 A Legionella outbreak in Quebec City, Canada, kills 8 and infects 104

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)
  • 1855-09-12 Simon-Napoléon Parent, Canadian politician and 12th Premier of Quebec (1900-05), born in Beauport, Quebec City (d. 1920)

Person of interestJoe Malone

1890-02-28 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), born in Quebec City, Québec (d. 1969)

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • 1944-06-08 Marc Ouellet, Canadian Cardinal prelate of the Catholic Church, Archbishop of Quebec City, born in La Motte, Quebec, Canada

Person of interestMarc Garneau

1949-02-23 Marc Garneau, Canadian astronaut (STS 13, 77), born in Quebec City, Québec

Astronaut Marc Garneau
Marc Garneau
  • 1954-07-31 Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1959-06-30 Michel Dion, Canadian Rifle shooter (Olympics 24-92, 96), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • 1966-05-21 Manon Kelley, Canadian actress (Red Lips 2), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • 1969-03-20 Caroline Brunet, Canadian kayaker (Olympic silver 1996), born in Quebec City, Québec

Famous Deaths

Person of interestSamuel de Champlain

1635-12-25 Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City, dies of a stroke at 61

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • 2007-08-24 Andrée P. Boucher, Canadian politician, Mayor of Quebec City, dies at 70