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British Columbia - Notable Historical Events

John A. MacdonaldAug 13, 1886

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British Columbia - Historical Events
Date Event
1871-07-20

British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.

1874-09-12

1874 The District of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada is founded.

1886-08-13

John A. Macdonald uses a silver hammer to pound a gold spike, officially completing the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in British Columbia

1906-01-22

SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.

1912-08-21

Mr Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of Univ of British Columbia

1926-09-01

British Columbia Rugby Football Union forms

1935-06-03

One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.

1940-06-21

The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia.

1963-06-03

A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.

1977-09-24

Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards

1985-05-29

Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.

1994-11-27

82nd CFL Grey Cup: British Columbia Lions defeat Balt Stallions, 26-23

2006-03-22

BC Ferries' M/V Queen of the North runs aground on Gil Island British Columbia and sinks; 101 on board, 2 presumed deaths.

2007-01-22

The jury portion of the trial against Robert Pickton, accused of being Canada's worst serial killer, opens in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

2016-01-30

5 killed in British Columbia avalanche

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British Columbia - Notable Birthdays

Kim CampbellMar 10, 1947

Rick HansenAug 26, 1957

Steve YzermanMay 9, 1965

Cam NeelyJun 6, 1965

Joe SakicJul 7, 1969

Hayden ChristensenApr 19, 1981

British Columbia - Birthdays
Date Event
1803-08-15

James Douglas, father of British Columbia

1920-11-02

Ann Rutherford, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, actress, (d. 2012)

1922-09-01

Yvonne DeCarlo, Vancouver British Columbia, Canadian actress (10 Commandments, Lily-Munsters)

1930-10-02

Dave Barrett, Premier of British Columbia

1932-08-18

William R. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia

1943-11-07

Judith Frost, British Columbia, artist (To Red, Dust Drawings)

1947-03-10

[Avril] Kim Campbell, Port Alberni British Columbia, Canada's 1st female and 19th Prime Minister (1993 )

1951-02-22

Elaine Tanner, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian swimmer (1966 Commonwealth Games, 1968 Olympics)

1957-08-26

Rick Hansen, Port Alberni British Columbia, Canadian paraplegic athlete (3 gold medals)

1962-11-09

Teryl Rothery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian actress (Stargate SG-1)

1965-05-09

Steve Yzerman, Cranbrook British Columbia, NHL forward (Team Canada, Detroit)

1965-06-06

Cam Neely, Comox British Columbia, NHL forward (Boston Bruins)

1969-07-07

Joe Sakic, Burnaby British Columbia, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 98/02)

1970-12-15

Michael Shanks, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian actor and director (Stargate)

1981-04-19

Hayden Christensen, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian actor (Sam-Life as a House, Star Wars)

British Columbia - Notable Weddings

Scarlett JohanssonSep 27, 2008

British Columbia - Weddings
Date Event
2008-09-27

Actress and singer Scarlett Johansson (23) weds film actor Ryan Reynolds (31) at Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat in Tofino, British Columbia

British Columbia - Deaths
Date Event
1939-03-27

Constance Lindsay Skinner, Quesnel British Columbia, Canadian author (Rivers of America), dies at 57


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