Yukon in History

Historical Events

  • 1852-08-21 Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
  • 1896-04-04 Announcement of gold discovery in Yukon
  • 1897-07-17 1st ship arrives in Seattle carrying gold from Yukon
  • 1898-06-13 Yukon Territory of Canada established, Dawson chosen as capital
  • 1905-01-16 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Dawson City (Yukon) in 2 games Ottawa Silver 7 beats Dawson City (Yukon) 23-2 for Stanley Cup, this is most lopsided playoff game, Frank McGee scores 14 goals
  • 1947-02-03 -81°F (-63°C), Snag Yukon (North American record)
  • 1995-01-01 Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPierre Berton

1920-07-12 Pierre Berton, Canadian author (War of 1812), born in Whitehorse, Yukon (d. 2004)