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Canada 1867-present

  • Confederation

    Province and territories joined Confederation, or were created from existing parts of Canada: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec
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    History of Canada

  • Government in Rupert's Land

    Government in Rupert's Land
    Riel establishes a legal provisional government in Rupert's Land.
  • Manitoba Joins Confederation

    Manitoba Joins Confederation
    Manitoba joins Confederation. The new province was much smaller than today's Manitoba.
  • Metis defeated

    Metis defeated
    The Métis are defeated at Batoche.
  • Riel's Death

    Riel's Death
    Riel hanged at Regina
  • The Stanley Cup

    The Stanley Cup
    Lord Stanley, the governor general, donates the Stanley Cup as a hockey trophy.
  • 1st Grey Cup

    1st Grey Cup
    The first Grey Cup is played.
  • The War Begins

    Germany declares war on Russia
  • Battle of Viny Ridge

    Battle of Viny Ridge
    Battle of Vimy Ridge begins in France. A Canadian victory at the cost of more than 10 000 killed or wounded.
  • First Radio

    First Radio
    The first coast-to-coast radio network broadcast celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation.
  • Starting of flights.

    Starting of flights.
    Trans Canada Air Lines begins regular flights.
  • Gretzky's Retirement

    Gretzky's Retirement
    Wayne Gretzky plays the last game in a Canadian arena at the Corel Centre, in Nakata, Ontario. After twenty years in the National Hockey League with Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, and New York Rangers, the Great One announced his retirement. His final game in the NHL was three days later at Madison Square Garden in New York.