This Day In History
February 14
Year 4 Day 197 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1779 February 14 Died - February 14 - James Cook killed by Hawaiian natives, cutting short his search for Northwest Passage. (born 1728)
1831 February 14 Born - February 14 - Camille Lefebvre (died 1895)
1834 February 14 Born - February 14 - George Ralph Richardson Cockburn, educator and politician (died 1912)
1879 February 14 Born - February 14 - Eli Burton, physicist
1880 February 14 February 14 - The wife of the governor general, The Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne, is seriously injured when the viceregal sleigh overturns on a Rudolph Ottawa street.
1906 February 14 Born - February 14 - Roland Beaudry, politician, journalist, publicist and publisher (d.1964)
1909 February 14 Born - February 14 - A. M. Klein, poet, journalist, novelist, short story writer and lawyer (d.1972)
1915 February 14 February 14 – The Canadian Division arrives in France
1920 February 14 February 14 – Université de Montréal founded
1927 February 14 The Toronto St. Patricks renamed as the Toronto Maple Leafs.
1949 February 14 Born - February 14 - Denis Rocan, politician
1952 February 14 February 14-February 25: Winter Olympics in Oslo, Canada wins men's hockey gold.
1956 February 14 Died - February 14 – Aylesworth Perry, 6th Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (b.1860)
1960 February 14 Born - February 14 – Walt Poddubny, ice hockey player and coach (d.2009)
1960 February 14 Born - February 14 – Meg Tilly, actress and dancer
1973 February 14 February 14- Yukon Native Brotherhood tabled "Together today for our Children Tomorrow" marking the start of the Yukon Land Claims process
1980 February 14 Born - February 14 - Michelle Rempel, Conservative MP
1982 February 14 February 14 - 84 are killed when the Ocean Ranger oil platform capsizes
1996 February 14 February 14 - Mr. Dressup does his last show
1997 February 14 February 14 - Newsprint giants Abitibi-Price and Stone-Consolidated announce they are merging.
2002 February 14 Died - February 14 - Bud Olson, politician, Minister and Senator (born 1925)
2005 February 14 February 14 - The Canadian government signs a multi-billion dollar deal with Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia for offshore natural resource revenues.
2006 February 14 Winter Olympics - Turin - February 14 - Sara Renner and Beckie Scott win silver medals in Ladies' Team Sprint in Cross-Country Skiing
2007 February 14 Died - February 14 – Ryan Larkin, animator, artist and sculptor (born 1943)
2010 February 14 February 14 – 2010 Olympics: Canadian Alexandre Bilodeau won the first ever Olympic gold medal won by a Canadian on Canadian soil.