This event is relevant to Canadian history becasue he was the Prime Minister that brought Canada through the first World War.
The RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg and sinks
This event was an important part of history becasue it was the most famous ship wreck to date and is now known as a household name around the world.
World War 1 Breaks Out
This is significant to Canadian history because this war was a crucial part of the war becasue it was the first war that the biggest war of that time until WW2.
German U-Boats sink the RMS Lusitania
This event was siginificant because it signified how cruel the Nazis were during the first world war.
The Battle Of Verdun
This event was significant event because it was one of the largest battles in the first world war. It caused over 377,000 total deaths from both sides.
The Battle Of Vimy Ridge
This battle is signifcant because it was the deadliest battle for Canada of the war.
The Halifax Explosion
This event was significant to Canada because it was the result of the largest human made explosion prior to the detonation of the nuclear bombs dropped in 1945
Armistice Ends WW1
Finally ending one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. By the end of the war there were over 17 million deaths including soldiers and non-combatants.
The Discovery Of Insulin
This is significant to Canadaian history because the discovery of insulin was by Canadians. Also because it was one of the most important break throughs in modern medical history.
The RCAF is created
This is significant to Canada because it was a new branch to Canada's military. It also opened job opportunities for veterans coming out of the war or for people that wanted to serve their country by air.
Makenzie King Delivers 5 Cent Speech
This is significant to Canada because it was the reason that King and the liberals lost the election causing Bennet to replace him in the coming years
Canada's Population Grows
This is significant to Canada because the population of Canada surpasses 10 million people. A giant leap forward for Canada.
Bennet's New Deal
This is significant to Canada because it was a deal that was supposed to limit the hours, wages, and make sure that businesses could not make an unfair profit. Many people thought that he did little to help those unemployed. Folllowing the next election King was swept back into power.
The On to Ottawa Trek
This is significant to Canada because it was a protest involving unemployed Canadian workers heading to Ottawa demanding more "Work with Wages."
The Nuremberg Laws
This is significant to Canada because it was the start of the ant semitist actions taken against the Jews. THis event snowballed into another world war and causing Canada to be a major part of it.
Canada enters WW2
This is significant to Canada because it was where many of the most famous Canadian battles were fought like D-Day, and Dieppe.
Japanese attack Pearl Harbour
This is significant to Canada because our biggest trading partner has been attacked and eventually will cause another World War. Canada becomes involved because the British along with the Americans have declared themselves active in this war.
Japanese Canadians are put in Internment Camps
This is significant to Canada because King's government feared a possible invasion of Canada after the attacks on Pearl Harbour. The camps were based in Britsih Columbia and Northen Ontario.
The Dieppe Raid
This is significant to Canadian history because Canada was there as a infantry force and ready to go into battle whenever the need was there.
Russians retake Stalingrad
This is significant to Canada because it shows that all of the Russian bloodshed was starting to take a toll on the Germans. This was an advantage for the allies (Canada included) because the Germans were lost hundreds of thousands of men to this battle.
D-Day in Normandy
This is significant to Canada because it was the most pivitol moments for Canada of the war. Along with the Americans, British, the allies took Normandy. But at the cost of 425,000 deaths on both sides in one day.
Anne Frank and her Family Captured
This is significant to Canadian history because she kept a diary with her as she was hiding from the Nazis for two years, which was found at the end of the war. She managed to survive throughout the whole experience only to doe weeks before her camp was liberated by the allies. Her book has been translated into over 60 different languages.
This is significant to Canada because this is where the leader of Russia, America, and Britain sit down and discuss demands for when the war ends in their favour. Another reason that this is significant to Canada because if the British and American troops get to go home then so do the Canadians.
Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide
This is significant to Canada because this signifies the end of the war and that the bloodshed is finally starting to come to a close.
This is significant to Canada because it marks the end of a long and bloody war. This meant that the Canadian soldiers got to go home finally
This is significant to not only Canada, but to the world because it was the first time in history that a nuclear bomb was ever used in warfare
This is significant to Canada because Canada processed the Uranium in order for the bomb to be made.
Japanese Agree to Unconditional Surrender
This is significant to Canada because it marks the very end of the war on both the European side and in the Pacific
The Gouzenko Affair
This is sigificant to Canada because there was Soviet spy rings operating in Canada. Without the information provided by Igor Gouzenko important Canadian secrets could have gotten into enemy hands.
Canada Joins NATO
This is significant to Canadian history because the League Of Nations didn't really have any affect in any peace keeping operations that took place. They were only in the L.O.N. because Britain had the majority of the say in the things that Canada could do.
Canada joins the Korean War
This is significant to Canadian history because it was the third deadliest war for Canada even though the coutry had just come out of a world war. Of the 26,000 men that were sent overseas there were over 500 deaths and wounding thousands.
Elvis Tour across Canada
This is significant to Canada because Elvis was one of the best Rock and Roll/ Hip Hop/ Country artists of his time. So when he came to Canada for a tour, the Canadian fans could not have been more happy.
Diiefenbaker becomes new Prime Minister
This is significant to Canada because it was the first election to be ever televised, and also because he beat out Lester B. Pearson finally removing the Liberals from power.
This is significant to Canada because it was one of the world's fastest supersonic jet that was designed and built in Canada. Except the project was scraped in February of 1959 due to cost and upon orders from Prime Minister Diefenbaker
Avro Arrow flies for the first time
This is historic to Canada because it was one of the first times that it took flight before the project was scraped. Another reason that this is significant is because the Avro Arrow was designed and built by a Canadian company.
The Quiet Revolution
This is significant to Canada because instead of peaceful protests, some people in Quebec decide that they should use violence to prove their point.
Status Natives get the right to vote
This is significant to Canada because before this date Aboriginal men who married non - Aboriginal women were classified as "Status Indians". Because of this they they changed teir laws and gave them a voice to be heard.
Cuban Missile Crisis
This is significant to Canada because if the US or Russia decided to combat in nuclear war they would cause more death and destruction then ever seen before. Including upon Canada because we are the number one ally of the US.
Canada selects Maple Leaf as the Flag
This is significant to Canada because it is still the current flag that we have today. Because of this flag change, it better help us signify who we are as a country and not a British territory
This is significant to Canadian history because it was the first time in Canadian history that the government implemented the War Measures Act. It gave the Canadian government very broad use of powers in order for them to bring about security and order
This date is significant to Canada because the CN Tower becomes the tallest free standing building in the world. Another reason that this date is significant is because this tower will be an attraction to many.
This is significant to Canada because before Terry Fox did his run, cancer was not a household name because it didn't have any awareness raised about it. Terry Fox decided to run ascroos Canada in order to raise money and awareness for the disease.
"O Canada" becomes our National Anthem
This is significant to Canada because it is still the same national anthem that we have today. The anthem's lyrics were written by Sir Adolphe-Basile and the music was by Calixa Lavalle.
Terry Fox Dies
This is significant to Canada because he had started a campaign that lasted way past the tiime that he died. Because of him, there has been more and more awareness raised about this disease and more is being done about it.
Canada and USA Reach Free Trade
This is significant to Canada because the agreement between Canada and the US still stand to this day. Because of this the US has become our biggest trading partner.
Kim Campbell becomes Prime Minister
This is significant to Canadian history because Kim Campbell became the first ever female Prime Minister of Canada. She was in office from June 25 to November 4 of the same year.
Terrorist attacks in New York
This is significant to Canadian history because this was the first major terrorist attack to occur on American soil. Almost 3000 people died on that day. 25 of which were Canadian. This attack sparked an uproar of action from the governement. Because of these attacks Canada became involved in the military action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Stephen Harper becomes Prime Minister
This is significant to Canadian history because some argue tha he was one of the best Prime Ministers that Canada has had. However some say that he is the worst.