The Convention of 1818 described the boundary between British North America and the US as a line from the farthest northwestern point of Lake of the Woods to the 49th parallel and thence west to the Rocky Mountains.
1919United Farmers of Ontario
In an Ontario general election, the Conservative government was defeated by the United Farmers of Ontario, led by E.C. Drury, who became premier.
1873Birth of Nellie McClung
Suffragist Nellie McClung, who advanced the feminist cause in her day and recognized the need for further progress such as the economic independence of women, was born at Chatsworth, Ont.
1910Birth of Pauline McGibbon
Politician Pauline McGibbon, who was the first woman lieutenant-governor in Canada, was born at Sarnia, Ont.
1903Alaska Boundary Dispute
Settlement of the Alaska-Canada boundary dispute established the Alaska-Canada border as it is today. The border denied Canada access to the sea in both northern BC and the Yukon.
1904Birth of Tommy Douglas
Premier of Saskatchewan Tommy Douglas, who led the first socialist government elected in Canada and is recognized as the father of socialized medicine, was born at Falkirk, Scot.