This Day In History
October 6
Year 4 Day 63 WW I
Year Month Start Date Event
1744 October 6 Born - October 6 - James McGill, merchant, philanthropist (d.1813)
1761 October 6 Tuesday October 6 - King George III offers Pitt the governorship of Canada, with £5,000 per annum, but, instead, makes Pitt's wife, Hester Pitt, Countess of Chatham, a peeress; and £13,000 per annum is granted to the survivor of three of his family.
1769 October 6 Born - October 6: Isaac Brock, military commander, administrator of Upper Canada (d.1812)
1811 October 6 Born -October 6 - Eulalie Durocher, catholic nun (d.1849)
1843 October 6 Died - October 6 - Sir Archibald Campbell, 1st Baronet, army officer and colonial administrator (born 1769)
1849 October 6 Died - October 6 – Eulalie Durocher, Catholic nun (born 1811)
1866 October 6 Born - October 6 - Reginald Fessenden, inventor and radio pioneer (died 1932)
1876 October 6 Born - October 6 - Ernest Lapointe, politician (died 1941)
1876 October 6 Died - October 6 - John Young, 1st Baron Lisgar, Governor General (born 1807)
1879 October 6 Born - October 6 - James Langstaff Bowman, politician and Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (d.1951)
1925 October 6 Born - October 6 - Bud Olson, politician, Minister and Senator (d.2002)
1937 October 6 October 6 - Ontario election: Mitchell Hepburn's Liberals win a second consecutive majority
1942 October 6 Died - October 6 - Ella Cora Hind, journalist and women's rights activist (born 1861)
1952 October 6 Died - October 6 – Walter Stanley Monroe, businessman, politician and Prime Minister of Newfoundland (b.1871)
1960 October 6 October 6 – Maurice Richard's number is retired by the Montreal Canadiens.
1969 October 6 Born - October 6 - Jeffrey Lay, rower and Olympic silver medalist
1974 October 6 Born - October 6 - Madonna Gimotea, rhythmic gymnast
1977 October 6 Born - October 6 - Daniel Brière, ice hockey player
1980 October 6 October 6 – The Quebec and Newfoundland governments sign the Churchill Falls hydro agreement.
1980 October 6 October 6 – Trudeau announces his plan to patriate the Canadian constitution unilaterally
1986 October 6 October 6 - Canada receives a United Nations award for sheltering refugees
1987 October 6 Born - October 6 - Kia Byers, canoeist
1989 October 6 October 6: Prime Minister Mulroney nominates Ray Hnatyshyn to succeed Jeanne Sauvé as Governor General of Canada.
2004 October 6 October 6 - Same-sex marriage in Canada: The Supreme Court of Canada begins three days of hearings to determine the legality of same-sex marriage under the Constitution.
2009 October 6 Died - October 6 - Douglas Campbell, actor (born 1922)
2010 October 6 Died - October 6 – Jay Roberts, football player, lung cancer (born 1942)
2011 October 6 October 6 – Ontario general election, 2011
2011 October 6 Died - July 6 – Steve Cardiff, 53, Yukon NDP MLA for Mount Lorne, road accident. (born 1957)