This Day In History
August 13
Year Month Start Date Event
1642 August 13 Fort Richelieu built by Charles de Montmagny; it was commenced on August 13, when 40 men led by Charles de Montmagny arrived at the site.
1761 August 13 George Skipper and Bellair, bakers, accused and arraigned by Captain Disney, for having sold bread, which had not the requesite weight. - acquitted.
1821 August 13 Born - August 13 - Philip Carteret Hill, politician and Premier of Nova Scotia (d.1894)
1823 August 13 Born - August 13 - Goldwin Smith, historian and journalist (died 1910)
1889 August 13 Born - August 13 - Camillien Houde, politician and four-time mayor of Montreal (d.1958)
1900 August 13 Born - August 13 - Gordon Sparling, filmmaker (d.1994)
1910 August 13 Born - August 13 - Gwendolyn Ringwood, playwright
1921 August 13 August 13 - Herbert Greenfield becomes premier of Alberta, replacing Charles Stewart
1926 August 13 Born - August 13 – Dalton McGuinty Senior, politician and father of premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty and the politician David McGuinty (d.1990)
1930 August 13 Besha Starkman (Rocco Perri's wife) murdered on 13 August 1930.
1933 August 13 Born - August 13 - Ted Godwin, artist (d.2013)
1940 August 13 August 13 – The Canadian Armoured Corps is established
1941 August 13 August 13: The Wartime Prices and Trade Board responsible department is moved from the Labour Department to the Finance Department.
1941 August 13 August 13: The Canadian Women's Army Corps is established
1955 August 13 Hurricane Connie hits Hamilton. (August 13)
1975 August 13 Born - August 13 - Marty Turco, ice hockey player
1992 August 13 August 12: the details of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are released
1992 August 13 August 13: former Equality Party Member of the National Assembly of Quebec (MNA) Richard Holden (politician) joins the Parti Québécois
2005 August 13 August 13 - Ernest "Smoky" Smith receives a full military funeral.
2006 August 13 August 13 - The XVI International AIDS Conference opens in Toronto. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is widely criticized in the media for declining to attend.
2009 August 13 Died - August 13 - Al Purvis, Olympic gold medal-winning ice hockey player (1952) (born 1929)
2009 August 13 Died - August 13 - Joseph Gilles Napoléon Ouellet, Archbishop of Rimouski (born 1922)
2011 August 13 August 13 – The federal government extends trade, travel and assets sanctions against Syria, in response to the oppression of anti-government protests.