This Day In History
August 12
Year 3 Day 9 WWI
 
Year Month Start Date Event
1806 August 12 Born - August 12 - George Ryan, politician (d.1876)
1825 August 12 Born - August 12 - Louis-Charles Boucher de Niverville, lawyer and politician (died 1869)
1834 August 12 Born - August 12 - William Donahue, merchant and politician (died 1892)
1834 August 12 Died - August 12 or August 13 - Peter Rindisbacher, painter (born 1806)
1880 August 12 Born - August 12 - Jacob Penner, politician (d.1965)
1884 August 12 Born - April 12 - Maurice Brasset, politician and lawyer (d.1971)
1889 August 12 The dispute between Manitoba and Ontario ended as Ontario's borders were finalized in accordance with the Canada (Ontario Boundary) Act, 1889, which extended the province west to the Lake of the Woods and north to the Albany River.
1896 August 12 Born - August 12 - Mitchell Hepburn, politician and 11th Premier of Ontario (d.1953)
1909 August 12 Born - August 12 - Albert Bruce Matthews, commander of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division during the Second World War (d.1991)
1912 August 12 Died - August 12 - Timothy Coughlin, farmer and politician (b.1834)
1927 August 12 August 12 - Albert Saunders becomes premier of Prince Edward Island, replacing James D. Stewart
1939 August 12 Born - August 12 - Roy Romanow, politician and 12th Premier of Saskatchewan
1941 August 12 Died - August 12 - Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon, 13th Governor General of Canada (b.1866)
1941 August 12 August 12: All Japanese Canadians are ordered to carry a registration card
1943 August 12 Born - August 12 - Anne Cools, Senator
1945 August 12 Born - August 12 - Mary Stewart, swimmer and world record breaker
1955 August 12 Born - August 12 – Tooker Gomberg, politician and environmental activist (d.2004)
1956 August 12 Born - August 12 – Bruce Greenwood, actor
1961 August 12 Born - August 12 – Peter Szmidt, swimmer
1967 August 12 Born - August 12 – Pascale Grand, racewalker
1984 August 12 August 12 - At the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles Canada has its best performance ever, mostly due to the boycott of the games by the Eastern Bloc countries.
1984 August 12 Died - August 12 - Lenny Breau, guitarist (born 1941)
1999 August 12 Died - August 12 - Jean Drapeau, lawyer, politician and Mayor of Montreal (born 1916)
2004 August 12 August 12 - Andre Ouellet resigns as head of Canada Post.
2008 August 12 Died - August 12 - Gilles Bilodeau, National Hockey League and World Hockey Association player (born 1955)
2009 August 12 August 12 - 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships is held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on Lake Banook.
2010 August 12 August 12 – A Thai ship, the MV Sun Sea carrying Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka, is intercepted by HMCS Winnipeg, off the coast of British Columbia.
2010 August 12 Died - August 12 – Mario Laguλ, diplomat, Liberal Party communications director (born 1958)
2011 August 12 Died - August 12 – Austin-Emile Burke, 89, Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Halifax (1991–1998). (born 1922)