This Day In History
September 12
Year 5 Day 39 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1810 September 12 Died - September 12 - Joseph Frobisher, fur trader, merchant (b. 1740)
1814 September 12 September 12 - An expedition of 11,000 under Governor George Prevost, supplied to winter at Plattsburg, N.Y., seeing its fleet dispersed and the enemy gathering, retreats, abandoning stores.
1834 September 12 Born - September 12 - Daniel Woodley Prowse, lawyer, politician, judge, historian and essayist (died 1914)
1855 September 12 Born - September 12 - Simon-Napoléon Parent, politician and Premier of Quebec (died 1920)
1857 September 12 Born - September 12 — George Halsey Perley, politician and diplomat (died 1938)
1866 September 12 Born - September 12 - Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon, 13th Governor General of Canada (died 1941)
1868 September 12 Died - September 12 — Charles Dickson Archibald, lawyer, businessman and politician (born 1802)
1892 September 12 Died - September 12 - Marc-Amable Girard, politician, Senator and 2nd Premier of Manitoba (b.1822)
1909 September 12 Born - September 12 - Donald MacDonald, labour leader
1914 September 12 Born - September 12 - Janusz Żurakowski, fighter and test pilot, first test pilot of Avro Arrow (d.2004)
1917 September 12 Born - September 12 - Pierre Sévigny, soldier, author, politician and academic (d.2004)
1929 September 12 September 12 - The first legal forward pass in Canadian football is completed.
1937 September 12 Born - September 12 - George Chuvalo, boxer
1943 September 12 Born - September 12 - Alain Dostie, cinematographer, film director and screenwriter
1943 September 12 Born - September 12 - Michael Ondaatje, novelist and poet
1945 September 12 September 12 - The Ford Motor employees in Windsor, Ontario go on strike.
1952 September 12 Born - September 12 – Neil Peart, drummer and author
1957 September 12 September 12 – Canada and the United States sign the NORAD agreement
1961 September 12 Born - September 12 – Mylène Farmer, singer, songwriter, actress and author
1961 September 12 Died - September 12 – Joseph-Arthur Bradette, politician (born 1886)
1964 September 12 Born - September 12 – Greg McConnell, indie rock musician (d.1999)
1969 September 12 Died - September 12 - Charles Foulkes, general and first Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff (b.1903)
1970 September 12 Died - September 12 - Jacob Viner, economist (b.1892)
1972 September 12 September 12 - Heritage Canada is established
1990 September 12 September 12 – Roger Bacon becomes premier of Nova Scotia, replacing John Buchanan
1991 September 12 Died - September 12 - Albert Bruce Matthews, commander of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division during the Second World War (born 1909)
1993 September 12 Died - September 12 - Raymond Burr, actor (born 1917)
1994 September 12 September 12 – Quebec election, the Parti Québécois defeats the Parti libéral du Québec, which had been in power for nine years.
1997 September 12 September 12 - Judith Merril, science fiction writer, editor and political activist (born 1923)
2005 September 12 September 12: Peter C. Newman's controversial book The Secret Mulroney Tapes: Unguarded Confessions of a Prime Minister is released.
2010 September 12 September 12 – A technical error in an Enmax transformer installation caused a power surge that fried the electrical system at Mayfair Place, an apartment block in Calgary. 300 people were out of their homes for upwards of ten days.
2010 September 12 Died - September 12 – Val Belcher, football player (Ottawa Rough Riders) (born 1954)