Sitting Bull, chief of the Sioux Indians, died in North Dakota.
The premier of Québec, Honoré Mercier, was dismissed from office by the lieutenant-governor because of allegations of conflict of interest; he was acquitted of malfeasance on 4 November 1892.
1964New Flag Adopted
A new national flag of Canada was adopted after much debate. The Senate gave its approval on 17 December. Queen Elizabeth signed the royal proclamation on 28 January and the new flag, with its red maple leaf and side bars, flew officially for the first time on 15 February 1965.
1902First Transatlantic Radio Report
The first transatlantic radio press report was filed from Glace Bay, NS, by a Times correspondent.
1992Airborne Arrives in Somalia
An advance party of Canadian Airborne peacekeepers arrived at Baledogle, Somalia.
1850Birth of Joseph-Alphonse Couture
Veterinarian Joseph-Alphonse Couture, who produced the first Canadian textbook on breeding and livestock diseases, was born at Ste-Claire, Qué.
1928Birth of Ida Haendel
Violinist Ida Haendel, who enjoyed a career as a soloist, recitalist and recording artist, was born at Chelm, Poland.
1913Elgin Winter Garden Theatre Centre Opens
The opening performance at Toronto's Elgin Winter Garden Theatre Centre was attended by Irving Berlin, who came onstage to perform.
1984Bill 101 Challenged
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the compulsory exclusive use of French on public commercial signs, as per Bill 101, was contrary to the right of freedom of speech. The Bourassa government reacted by introducing Bill 178, reinstating the use of French-only signs.
1876Letellier de Saint-Just Appointed Lieutenant-Governor
The Honourable Luc Letellier de Saint-Just was appointed Quebecs 3rd lieutenant-governor, serving until Jul 25, 1879.
1915Bowser Appoointed BC's Premier
Conservative party leader William John Bowser was sworn in as BC's 17th premier.
2006Stanley Park Severely Damaged
Stanley Park was hit by a severe storm with heavy rain and winds of up to 119 kph, which destroyed thousands of trees and forced the park to close for the first time in 40 years.