This Day In History

July 12

Year 4 Day 344 WWI

Year Month Start Date Event
1759 July 12 Beginning of the Quebec City siege on July 12.
1808 July 12 5 privates of the 100th Regiment, Montreal, charged with desertion and will be transported as felons to NSW for 7 yrs and then to serve as soldiers in that colony.
1849 July 12 July 12 - William Osler, physician (died 1919)
1849 July 12 Sir William Osler, "Father of Modern Medicine" (born: July 12, 1849). Raised largely in Dundas, Ontario.
1859 July 12 Born - July 12 - Peter Vasilevich Verigin, philosopher, activist and leader and preacher of the Doukhobors (died 1924)
1877 July 12 Died - July 12 - Amand Landry, farmer and politician (born 1805)
1891 July 12 Born - July 12 - Adhémar Raynault, politician and Mayor of Montreal (d.1984)
1892 July 12 Cyrus West Field, projector of the transatlantic telegraph cable, dies.
1912 July 12 Born - July 12 - Gustave Blouin, politician (d.2002)
1912 July 12 Born - July 12 - René Bégin, politician (d.1980)
1920 July 12 Born - July 12 - Pierre Berton, author, television personality and journalist (d.2004)
1930 July 12 Born - July 12 - Gordon Pinsent, actor
1939 July 12 Died - July 12 - Fernand Rinfret, politician (b.1883)
1939 July 12 Born - July 12 - David Bazay, television journalist (d.2005)
1943 July 12 Died - July 12 - Joseph Boutin Bourassa, politician (b.1853)
1958 July 12 Born - July 12 – Tonya Lee Williams, actress
1960 July 12 July 12 – Louis Robichaud becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing Hugh John Flemming
1961 July 12 Died - July 12 – Mazo de la Roche, author (born 1879)
1962 July 12 Born - July 12 – Camilla Scott, actress and television host
1963 July 12 Born - July 12 – Andy Savoy, politician and engineer
1967 July 12 Born - July 12 – Bruny Surin, sprinter, Olympic gold medalist and World Champion
1976 July 12 Born - July 12 - Dan Boyle, ice hockey player
1985 July 12 Born - July 12 - Theo Tams, singer-songwriter, pianist & keyboardist
1988 July 12 Born - July 12: Melissa O'Neil, singer
2000 July 12 Died - July 12 - Charles Merritt, recipient of the Victoria Cross and Member of Parliament (born 1908)
2000 July 12 July 12 - Matthew Coon Come is elected leader of the Assembly of First Nations
2004 July 12 Died - July 12 - Betty Oliphant, ballet mistress, co-founder of the National Ballet School of Canada (born 1918)
2009 July 12 July 12 - The 2009 Honda Indy Toronto takes place at Exhibition Place in Toronto.
2012 July 12 July 12 – Johnsons Landing in British Columbia is hit by a landslide. Four people are still unaccounted for