John A. Macdonald

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald

Profession: Prime Minister of Canada


Why Famous: First Prime Minister of Canada (from 1867-1873 and 1878-1891).

Born: January 11, 1815
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: June 6, 1891 (aged 76)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Married Life

  • 1843-09-01 Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (28) weds his cousin Isabella Clark
  • 1867-02-16 Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (52) weds Agnes Bernard (30) at St George's Church in Hanover Square, London

Historical Events in the Life of John A. Macdonald

  • 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
  • 1873-11-05 Due to the fallout from the Pacific Scandal, John A. Macdonald resigns as Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1873-11-07 Alexander Mackenzie becomes the second Prime Minister of Canada, succeeding John A. Macdonald
  • 1878-10-17 After serving as the opposition for five years, John A. Macdonald is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1886-08-13 John A. Macdonald uses a silver hammer to pound a gold spike, officially completing the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in British Columbia

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