Saskatchewan in History

Saskatchewan: Regina - Saskatoon

Historical Events

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1885-05-12 Battle of Batoche: Louis Riel and the Metis defeated by Frederick Middleton, leds to collapse of Provincial Government of Saskatchewan and surrender of Riel

Politician Louis Riel
Louis Riel
  • 1885-05-15 Canadian Meti insurgent Louis Reil captured, Saskatchewan
  • 1905-09-01 Alberta & Saskatchewan become 8th & 9th Canadian provinces

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1905-09-01 Wilfrid Laurier oversees Alberta and Saskatchewan joining the Confederation of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • 1910-09-06 Saskatchewan (then Regina) Roughrider football club formed
  • 1910-09-22 Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1911-10-21 Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-07-10 "Father of Medicare" Tommy Douglas becomes the 7th Premier of Saskatchewan

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas
  • 1981-04-03 Arnie Boldt of Saskatchewan jumps 6' 8.25," with 1 leg
  • 1988-07-23 Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks record 8 field goals vs Edmonton

Famous Birthdays

  • 1912-07-17 Art Linkletter, Saskatchewan Canada, TV host (People are Funny)
  • 1918-01-22 Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan
  • 1922-08-01 Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter), born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1926-09-04 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Sceptre, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • 1926-10-29 Jon [Jonathan Stewart] Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor, born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)

Person of interestGlenn Hall

1931-10-03 Glenn Hall, National Hockey League goaltender (butterfly goalkeeping), born in Humboldt Saskatchewan

NHL Goalie Glenn Hall
NHL Goalie
Glenn Hall
  • 1935-03-19 Burt Metcalfe, Saskatchewan Canada, actor/dir (Father of the Bride)
  • 1963-06-04 Carey Nelson, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • 1965-02-21 Jayson Meyer, Regina Saskatchewan, hockey defenseman (Team Germany)
  • 1969-09-24 Andrew Greene, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1979-08-03 Evangeline Lilly, Canadian actress (Lost, The Hobbit), born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta