This Day In History
February 23
Year 4 Day 205 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1739 February 23 Born -February 23: Jean-François Hubert, bishop of Quebec (d. 1797)
1853 February 23 February 23 - A description of the proposed bridge across the St. Lawrence is published.
2008 February 23 Died - February 23 – Denis Lazure, politician (born 1925)
1810 February 23 On February 23, the Legislative Assembly of Quebec votes to expel the Member of Parliament and Judge Pierre-Amable de Bonne.
1850 February 23 Died - February 23 - Matthew Whitworth-Aylmer, 5th Baron Aylmer, army officer and colonial administrator (born 1775)
1875 February 23 New electoral law: voting is now secret and takes place in all ridings on the same day.
1878 February 23 Died - February 23 - William Workman, businessman and municipal politician (b.1807)
1885 February 23 Died - February 23 - Joseph Edouard Cauchon, politician (b.1816)
1906 February 23 February 23 - Tommy Burns becomes the first Canadian to be boxing's heavyweight champion
1909 February 23 February 23 - The first powered flight in Canada is made by John McCurdy aboard the Silver Dart.
1916 February 23 Born - February 23 - Molly Kool, North America's first registered female sea captain (d.2009)
1920 February 23 Born - February 23 - Paul Gérin-Lajoie, lawyer, philanthropist, politician and Minister
1943 February 23 Born - February 23 - Charles Dalfen, chairperson of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (d.2009)
1949 February 23 Born - February 23 - Marc Garneau, astronaut, engineer and politician
1955 February 23 Born - February 23 – Jerry Holland, fiddler
1958 February 23 Born - February 23 – Bob Stephen, Canadian football player (d.2009)
1961 February 23 Born - February 23 – Sylvia Ruegger, long-distance runner
1962 February 23 Born - February 23 – John Hatch, basketball player
1970 February 23 Born - February 23 - Marie-Josée Croze, actress
1976 February 23 Born - February 23 - Jeff O'Neill, ice hockey player
1979 February 23 Died - February 23 - W. A. C. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia (b.1900)
1986 February 23 Died - February 23 - Louis-Philippe Pigeon, judge of the Supreme Court of Canada (b.1905)
1995 February 23 Died - February 23 - Murray Cotterill, trade union activist
1995 February 23 February 23 - American President Bill Clinton addresses Parliament
2004 February 23 February 23 - Microcell Solutions Inc. sues Telus Communications, Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless and Société Tele-Mobile, in a Quebec superior court, for violating its trademark Fido dog image.
2004 February 23 February 23 - Toronto nurse Andrea Williams files a $600 million lawsuit against the governments of Canada and Ontario due to her contracting SARS, during the 2003 outbreak.
2005 February 23 February 23 - The 2005 Canadian budget is presented.
2006 February 23 Winter Olympics - Turin - February 23 - The Canadian women's curling team wins bronze by beating Norway 11–5.
2009 February 23 Died - February 23 - Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook, portrait sculptor (born 1913)
2009 February 23 Died - February 23 - Scott Symons, writer (born 1933)