Trois-Rivières in History

Historical Events

  • 1634-07-04 The city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France, later to become the Canadian province of Quebec

Famous Birthdays

  • 1738-08-01 Jacques François Dugommier, French general, born in Trois-Rivières, Guadeloupe, France (d. 1794)
  • 1890-04-20 Maurice Duplessis, 16th Premier of Quebec, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada (d. 1959)
  • 1895-04-30 Philippe Panneton, Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (Trente arpents), born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1960)
  • 1919-10-12 Gilles Beaudoin, Canadian politician (Mayor of Trois-Rivières), born in Trois-Rivières, Canada (d. 2007)

Person of interestJean Béliveau

1931-08-31 Jean Béliveau, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1956, 64; Art Ross Trophy 1956; Conn Smythe Trophy 1965; record 17 Stanley Cups), born in Trois-Rivieres Quebec (d. 2014)

NHL Legend Jean Béliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Béliveau
  • 1935-10-10 André Bureau, French Canadian lawyer and communications executive, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • 1938-08-08 Jacques Hétu, Canadian composer, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1938-11-13 Gérald Godin, French-Canadian poet and politician, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1994)
  • 1948-12-31 René Robert, Canadian NHL player, born in Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • 1949-07-27 André Dupont, Quebec ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • 1954-08-24 Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • 1966-05-19 Marc Bureau, Trois Rivieres, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens)