Actions by Lieutenant Harcus Strachan of the Fort Garry Horse, C.E.F. at Masnieres, France, earned him the Victoria Cross.
1995Mulroney Sues Government
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney filed a lawsuit against the Canadian government for accusing him of taking bribes in the purchase of the European-made Airbus planes by his Conservative government.
1892Birth of Bert Collip
Biochemist Bert Collip, who codiscovered insulin was born at Belleville, Ont.
1841Birth of Wilfrid Laurier
Prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier, who was the first French-Canadian PM and who held the longest unbroken tenure as PM, was born at St-Lin, Canada E.
1979Antonine Maillet wins Prix Goncourt
For her novel Pélagie-la-Charrette, Acadian writer Antonine Maillet became the first non-French citizen to win France's most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt.
1942Alaska Highway Opens
The Alaska Highway, which winds across 2451 km of mountain wilderness from Dawson Creek to Fairbanks, Alaska, was opened to military traffic.