This Day in History
January 10
Year Month Start Date Event
1815 January 10 Born - January 10 - John A. Macdonald, politician and 1st Prime Minister of Canada, Born in Glasgow, Scotland. (died 1891)
1842 January 10 January 10 - Governor General of Canada Sir Charles Bagot arrives at Kingston, Ontario.
1860 January 10 Born - January 10 - Charles G.D. Roberts, poet and prose writer (died 1943)
1873 January 10 Born - January 10 - George Orton, middle-distance runner and Olympic gold medalist, first Canadian to win an Olympic medal (d.1958)
1884 January 10 January 10 - David Scott elected as the first mayor of Regina
1884 January 10 The town's first mayor, David Scott, was elected on January 10.
1910 January 10 Foundation of the newspaper Le Devoir on January 10.
1910 January 10 January 10 - Le Devoir first published
1910 January 10 January 10 - The Laurier government introduces the Naval Service Bill creating a Canadian navy to great controversy. The bill would end up alienating most of Laurier supporters, and lead to his defeat in the 1911 election.
1920 January 10 January 10 – Canada is a founding member of the League of Nations, effectively ending the declaration of war.
1920 January 10 January 10 - The Montreal Canadiens and Toronto St. Patricks combine for twenty one goals to set an NHL record for most goals in a single game.[4]
1924 January 10 January 10 - Narcisse Pérodeau becomes Quebec's 14th Lieutenant Governor.
1924 January 10 Born - January 10 - Ludmilla Chiriaeff, ballet dancer, choreographer and director (d.1996)
1927 January 10 Born - January 10 - Gisele MacKenzie, singer (d.2003)
1929 January 10 January 10 - Lomer Gouin becomes Quebec's 15th Lieutenant Governor, serving until his death on March 28, 1929.
1935 January 10 Born - January 10 - Ronnie Hawkins, pioneering rock and roll musician
1936 January 10 Died - January 10 - Walter Lea, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (b.1874)
1938 January 10 Born - January 10 - Frank Mahovlich, ice hockey player and Senator
1940 January 10 Born - January 10 - Guy Chevrette, politician
1942 January 10 Born - January 10 - Elizabeth Monk and Suzanne Pilon become the first female lawyers in Quebec
1948 January 10 Born - January 10 - Craig Russell, female impersonator (d.1990)
1955 January 10 Born - January 10 - Eva Aariak, politician, and 2th Premier of Nunavut
1964 January 10 Born - January 10 – Brad Roberts, lead singer and guitarist
1972 January 10 Born -January 10 - Jonathan Ohayon, archer
1999 January 10 Died - January 10 - Walter Harris, politician and lawyer (born 1904)
2005 January 10 January 10 - The Canadian government increases its monetary contribution in the Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake to $425 million.
2006 January 10 January 10–29 seniors injured in a Toronto bus crash.
2008 January 10 Died - January 10 – Allan McEachern, lawyer, judge and university chancellor (born 1926)
2009 January 10 Died - January 10 - Jean Pelletier, politician and Mayor of Quebec City (born 1935)