This Day In History
April 15

Year Month Start Date Event
1740 April 15 Born - April 15: Joseph Frobisher, fur trader, merchant (d. 1810)
1841 April 15 Born - April 15 - Joseph E. Seagram, distillery founder, politician, philanthropist and racehorse owner (died 1919)
1850 April 15 Born - April 15 - William Thomas Pipes, politician and Premier of Nova Scotia (died 1909)
1861 April 15 April 15 - Nova Scotia: resolution for provincial union by Joseph Howe for referral to the other British North American provinces in July.
1861 April 15 Born - April 15 - Bliss Carman, poet (died 1929)
1861 April 15 Great inundation at Montreal.
1872 April 15 April 15 - Ten thousand demonstrate at Queen's Park in support of the striking Toronto printers. The police, prompted by the Masters Printers' Association and its leader, George Brown of the Globe, arrest the entire 24-man strike committee
1901 April 15 Born - April 15 Thomas Ricketts, soldier and Victoria Cross recipient in 1918 (d.1967)
1912 April 15 Died - April 15 - Charles Melville Hays, railway executive (b.1856)
1912 April 15 The sinking of the steamship Titanic with a number of Montrealers on board.
1931 April 15 Born - April 15 - Helen Maksagak, politician, first woman and first Inuk Northwest Territories Commissioner (d.2009)
1946 April 15 Born - April 15 - David Chatters, politician
1951 April 15 Born - April 15 Paul Snider, murder (d.1980)
1957 April 15 April 15 - White Rock secedes from Surrey in British Columbia following a referendum.
1959 April 15 Born - April 15 Kevin Lowe, ice hockey player
1972 April 15 April 15 - Canada and the United States sign the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
1976 April 15 April 15 - Dome Petroleum is given approval to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea.
1992 April 15 Born - April 15 - Calvin Pickard, professional ice hockey goaltender
1992 April 15 Died - April 15 - Mud Bruneteau, professional ice hockey forward who player (born 1914)
1993 April 15 Died - April 15 - John Tuzo Wilson, geophysicist and geologist (born 1908)
2002 April 15 April 15 - Ernie Eves becomes premier of Ontario, replacing Mike Harris
2004 April 15 April 15 - Member of Parliament Svend Robinson confesses to stealing a ring from an auction firm and then takes medical leave.
2011 April 15 April 15 Liu Qian, a Chinese exchange student to York University is found undressed and murdered in her apartment.
2011 April 15 Died - April 15 Reno Bertoia, 76, Italian-born baseball player (Detroit Tigers), lymphoma (born 1935)
2012 April 15 April 15 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic
2013 April 15 The union vote ratification for Stelco Lake Erie Works is set to expire on this date. This will once again bring 12,000 Canadian jobs into immediate danger as they were through most of 2009 and 2010.