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History of Canada

By Jenzy
  • British Parliement

    British Parliement
    The British North America Act is passed by Britain's Parliament, providing for Canada's Confederation.
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  • The Telephone (continued)

    The Telephone (continued)
    Alexander Graham Bell, who has been working on the invention of the telephone since 1874, makes the world's first long-distance call, from Brantford to Paris, Ontario.
  • First Female Doctor

    First Female Doctor
    Dr. Emily Howard Stowe was the first female doctor to practice in Canada, and an activist for women's rights and suffrage.
  • Prime Minister

    Prime Minister
    Sir John A. Macdonald sworn in as prime minister.
  • Louis Riel

    Louis Riel
    Riel establishes a legal provisional government in Rupert's Land.
  • Execution

    Execution
    Thomas Scott executed on orders of Riel.
  • Prime Minister (continued)

    Prime Minister (continued)
    Prime Minister Sir John Macdonald resigns as a result of scandal over the partial financing of the Conservative election campaign by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.
  • The Telephone

    The Telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell discloses the invention of the telephone to his father at the family home on the outskirts of Brantford, Ontario.
  • Legal Lady

    Legal Lady
    Jennie Trout becomes the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada, although Emily Stowe has been doing so without a license in Toronto since 1867
  • Cnadian Railway

    Cnadian Railway
    The Canadian Pacific Railway recruits thousands of underpaid Chinese Labourers.
  • Louis Riel (continued)

    Louis Riel (continued)
    Riel hanged at Regina.
  • Halting Schools

    Halting Schools
    Manitoba Liberals under Thomas Greenway halt public finding of Catholic schools.
  • CAS

    CAS
    The City of Toronto establishes the first Children's Aid Society in Canada.
  • Prime Minister(continued)_

    Prime Minister(continued)_
    John A. Macdonald dies age 76.
  • First Female Lawyer

    First Female Lawyer
    Canada's first woman lawyer is Clara Brett Martin
  • Canadian Troops

    Canadian Troops
    The first Canadian troops sent overseas participate in the Boer War in South Africa.
  • First Radio

    First Radio
    Canadian-born Reginald Fessenden makes the first wireless radio broadcast near Washington, D.C., narrowly beating Marconi, who receives the first transatlantic radio message at St. John's, Newfoundland, in the following year.
  • Orchestra

    Orchestra
    The first symphony orchestra in Canada is created in Quebec City.
  • Car

    Car
    The Ivanhoe, a popular electric car, is made by Canada Cycle and Motor Co. of Toronto
  • Metal

    Metal
    Silver is discovered in Cobalt, Ontario, along with cobalt and nickel. Ontario rapidly became one of the world's leading silver producing districts, yielding more than 18,000 metric tonnes of silver between 1903 and 1989, when the last mine closed.
  • Metal Discovery

    Metal Discovery
    Silver is discovered in Cobalt, Ontario, along with cobalt and nickel. Ontario rapidly became one of the world's leading silver producing districts, yielding more than 18,000 metric tonnes of silver between 1903 and 1989, when the last mine closed.
  • Metal Discovery

    Metal Discovery
    Silver is discovered in Cobalt, Ontario, along with cobalt and nickel. Ontario rapidly became one of the world's leading silver producing districts, yielding more than 18,000 metric tonnes of silver between 1903 and 1989, when the last mine closed.
  • Sports

    Sports
    Canada wins an Olympic gold medal in soccer. Though known more as a country that specialized in hockey, a team from Galt, Ontario, defeated the Americans for gold at the Olympics in St. Louis.
  • Ginger Ale

    Ginger Ale
    Canada Dry Ginger Ale is first bottled
  • Anne of Green Gables

    Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery, is published. In the next ninety years the book sells more than a million copies, is made into a television movie, and becomes a popular musical.
  • Royal Mint

    Royal Mint
    A branch of the Royal Mint is established in Ottawa, making for the first time coins in Canada.
  • Air Flight

    Air Flight
    Canada's first powered air flight takes place at Baddeck, N.S.
  • Grey Cup

    Grey Cup
    The first Grey Cup game; the University of Toronto football team defeats Toronto Parkdale. A trophy has been donated by the governor general, Earl Grey.
  • World War I

    World War I
    The First World War begins. Britain declares war on Germany on behalf of the British Empire, including Canada.
  • Troops

    Troops
    Canada commits 25,000 troops to support England
  • Nursing Corps

    Nursing Corps
    Elizabeth Smellie is appointed colonel in the Canadian Army nursing corps. She was the first Canadian women to hold this position
  • Vimy Ridge

    Vimy Ridge
    Canadians capture Vimy Ridge, France (Apr. 9-12) and