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Vancouver - Notable Historical Events

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Vancouver - Historical Events
Date Event
1778-03-15

Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island discovered by Captain Cook

1789-06-09

Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver Island

1791-07-05

Jose Maria Narvaez discovers Point Grey (now Vancouver BC)

1792-05-08

British Capt George Vancouver sights and names Mt Rainier, Wash

1792-06-04

Capt George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain

1792-06-12

George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver BC

1792-06-21

Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil & Mexicana off Vancouver, BC

1792-11-14

Captain George Vancouver is first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay

1794-08-08

Joseph Whidbey and George Vancouver lead an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.

1849-01-13

Vancouver Island granted to Hudson's Bay Co

1858-05-30

Hudson's Bay Company's rights to Vancouver Island revoked

1863-08-12

1st cargo of lumber leaves Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, BC)

1867-05-03

The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.

1886-01-15

Weekly Herald, 1st newspaper in Vancouver, BC, publishes 1st issue

1886-04-06

City of Vancouver BC incorporated

1886-05-03

M A Maclean elected 1st mayor of Vancouver, BC

1886-06-13

Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver, BC

1887-05-23

1st transcontinental train arrives in Vancouver, BC

1888-05-16

CPR opens Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

1889-10-29

Stanley Park dedicated in Vancouver, BC

1906-01-22

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

1911-12-07

Natl Hockey Association forms with New Westminster, Vancouver & Victoria

1915-03-26

Stanley Cup: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Ottawa Senators

1918-03-30

Stanley Cup: Toronto Arenas (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2

1921-04-04

Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2

1922-01-01

Vancouver, BC starts driving on the right side of road

1922-03-11

Western Hockey Championship: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Regina Capitals, in 2 games

1922-03-28

Stanley Cup: Toronto St Pats (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2

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.

1953-06-03

KVOS TV channel 12 in Bellingham/Vancouver, WA (CBS) begins

1958-06-17

The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day

1960-03-05

Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)

1960-03-05

Ice Pairs Championship at Vancouver won by Wagner & Paul (CAN)

1960-03-05

Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vancouver won by Alain Giletti (FRA)

1960-03-05

Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champions in Vancouver won by Carol E Heiss (USA)

1973-12-11

NA Soccer League awards LA, SF, Seattle & Vancouver franchises

1975-02-01

1st successful Wash Cap penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs Vancouver Canucks

1975-06-23

Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs

1977-02-04

30th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 at Vancouver

1979-01-02

30th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 9-0 vs Vancouver

1982-05-16

Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Vancouver Canucks in 4 games

1983-11-04

Washington Capitals first NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4

1986-05-02

Transportation Expo 86 opens in Vancouver, BC

1987-08-02

25th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats USA in Vancouver Canada (2-1)

1988-07-30

Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver BC, to Halifax, NS (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min)

1988-08-13

Ronald J Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS in 13 days, 15 hr, 4 min

1990-07-25

"Les Miserables" opens at Princess Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

1991-10-04

San Jose Sharks lose 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks in their 1st NHL game

1994-06-14

Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Vancouver Canucks, 4 games to 3

1995-11-05

1st NBA game at General Motors Place, Vancouver Grizzlies beat Minn Timberwolves 100-98 in OT

1996-05-05

Renette Cruz, Vancouver, wins Miss Canadian Universe

1997-03-26

NHL announce Might Ducks & Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in Japan

1997-07-28

NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs

1997-08-24

Mark Calcavecchia wins Greater Vancouver Golf Open shooting 265

1997-10-03

Vancouver Canucks beats Mighty Ducks, 3-2 in Japan

1998-01-18

48th NHL All-Star Game: North America beats World 8-7 at Vancouver

1998-02-28

Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHLer to get 1,600 points

2003-12-11

Joe Sakic scores his 500th career goal at Vancouver

2009-07-03

Mark II.5 Skytrain cars enter service in Metro Vancouver.

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Vancouver - Notable Birthdays

Hayden ChristensenApr 19, 1981

Vancouver - Birthdays
Date Event
1757-06-22

George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from San Francisco to Vancouver Island

1841-01-15

Lord Stanley, Vancouver Vagabond II

1899-12-08

John Qualen, Vancouver BC, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Searchers)

1914-01-30

John Ireland, Vancouver BC, actor (Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral)

1920-03-03

James Doohan, Vancouver BC, actor (Montgomery Scott-Star Trek)

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)

1922-09-01

Yvonne De Carlo, Vancouver BC, actress (10 Commandments, Munsters)

1929-03-31

Lee Patterson, Vancouver BC, actor (Dave-Surfside Six, Another World)

1931-06-10

Jim [Purvis] Ferree Jr, Pine Bluff NC, PGA golfer (1958 Vancouver)

1931-07-02

Robert Ito, Vancouver BC, actor (Sam-Quincy ME)

1932-02-28

Don Francks, Vancouver, actor (Terminal Choice, Finian's Rainbow)

1942-05-22

Barbara Parkins, Vancouver BC, actress (Betty-Peyton Place, Asylum)

1944-11-06

Bill Henderson, Vancouver BC, rock vocalist/guitarist (Chilliwack)

1946-01-24

Michael Ontkean, Vancouver BC, actor (Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks)

1948-01-29

Marc Singer, Vancouver Canada, actor (V, Dallas)

1948-07-13

Don Sweet, Vancouver, CFL, NFL place kicker (Montreal, Green Bay)

1948-09-10

Margaret Trudeau, Vancouver BC, former Canadian 1st lady

1951-02-22

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

1952-06-17

Mike Milbury, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1953-07-15

Mila Mulroney, Vancouver: Focus on Expo 86

1953-9-05

Valerie Pringle, Vancouver Vagabond

1954-06-07

Lui Passaglia, Vancouver BC, CFL place kicker (BC Lions)

1955-01-08

Mike Reno, Vancouver BC Canada, rock vocalist (Loverboy)

1955-10-09

Linwood Boomer, Vancouver, actor (Adam-Little House on the Prairie)

1955-10-15

Kristine Winder, Vancouver BC, playmate (Oct, 1977)

1956-04-06

Sandra Bezic, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1956-07-02

Leslie Reid, Vancouver BC, equestrian dressage (Olympics-96)

1956-08-29

Kelly Murray, Vancouver, Canadian Tour golfer (985 Alberta Open)

1960-02-28

Dorothy Stratten, Vancouver BC, playmate (August, 1979) (Galixina)

1960-10-02

Glenn Anderson, Vancouver, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)

1961-03-28

Byron Scott, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1961-05-23

Dave Babych, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)

1961-12-16

Kelly Tough, Vancouver BC, playmate (Oct, 1981)

1962-04-09

Jeff Turner, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1962-08-05

Otis Thorpe, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)

1962-09-19

Randy Myers, Vancouver WA, pitcher (Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles)

1962-11-09

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

1963-03-28

Therese Washtock, Vancouver BC, 3 day equestrian (Olympics-96)

1963-05-11

Blair Piercy, Vancouver, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Cordova Bay Open)

1963-07-08

Mike Ridley, Winnipeg, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks)

1964-01-12

Lynne Marie Thurik, Vancouver Wash, Miss Washington-America (1991)

1964-08-26

Karla Karch-Gailus, Vancouver BC, basketball guard (Olympics-96)

1964-11-09

Leah Pells, Vancouver BC, 1.5k runner (Olympics-96)

1964-12-21

Joey Kocur, Calgary, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)

1965-01-02

Russ Courtnall, Duncan, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)

1965-01-24

Ross MacDonald, Vancouver BC, star yachter (Olympics-96)

1965-05-17

Dan Jansen, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1965-10-01

Cliff Ronning, Vancouver, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks)

1965-10-21

Chima McLean, Vancouver BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Conestoga)

1965-10-31

Blue Edwards, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1965-12-10

Jennifer Wyatt, Vancouver Canada, golfer (1992 Crestar-Farm Fresh)

1966-03-12

Alecia Stephenson, North Vancouver BC, softball ss (Olympics-96)

1966-06-26

Kirk McLean, Toronto, NHL goalie (Vancouver Canucks)

1966-12-09

Dana Murzyn, Calgary, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)

1966-12-12

Jim Sandlak, Kitchener, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)

1966-12-29

Bruce Bulina, Vancouver BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Alberta Open)

1967-02-20

Theresa Luke, Vancouver BC, rower (Olympics-96)

1967-07-13

Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1967-08-11

Brad Dalgarno, Vancouver, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)

1967-11-15

Greg Anthony, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle Supersonics)

1968-01-28

Marnie McBean, Vancouver BC, rower (Olympics-gold-92, 96)

1968-02-26

Leif Rohlin, Vasteras Swe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)

1968-05-22

Carmie Vairo, Vancouver BC, softball infielder (Olympics-96)

1968-06-14

Eric Murdock, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Miami Heat)

1968-09-14

Pete Chilcutt, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1968-11-03

Debbie Rochon, Vancouver BC, actress (Tromeo & Juliet)

1968-12-25

Jim Dowd, Brick, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks)

1969-06-15

Jesse Belanger, St-georges De Beau, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks)

1969-07-24

Chris King, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1969-08-28

Jason Priestley, Vancouver BC, actor (Brandon-Beverly Hills 90210)

1969-10-18

Anthony Avent, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1969-10-25

Josef Beranek, Litvinov Cze, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks, Oly-G-98)

1969-11-25

Anthony Peeler, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies)

1970-01-03

Yogi Johl, Vancouver BC, 130 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96)

1970-01-17

Candace Murray, Vancouver BC, softball shortstop (Olympics-96)

1970-01-23

Alan Embree, Vancouver WA, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)

1970-01-26

Dean Malkoc, Vancouver, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)

1970-02-01

Eric Mobley, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1970-05-26

Sam Mack, NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies)

1970-06-05

Martin Gelinas, Shawinigan, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks)

1970-06-12

Lee Mayberry, NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Vancouver Grizzlies)

1970-06-23

Rich Manning, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1970-07-18

Margaret Langford, Vancouver BC, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1970-08-10

Bret Hedican, St-paul, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)

1970-09-03

George Lynch, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1970-12-12

Ivano Newbill, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1970-12-15

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

1971-01-21

Doug Edwards, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1971-02-06

Lance Bade, Vancouver BC, US double trap (Olympics-bronze-1996)

1971-03-31

Pavel Bure, Moscow, Russia, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers)

1971-10-07

Paul Hannam, Vancouver BC, 470 yachter (Olympics-96)

1971-10-10

Bryn Parry, Vancouver BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 BC Amateur-2nd)

1971-11-23

Ashraf Amaya, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1972-03-25

Lawrence Moten, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1972-04-13

Mike Kennedy, Vancouver, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)

1972-05-02

Peter Ogilvie, Vancouver BC, 100m sprinter (Olympics-96)

1972-07-01

Corey Hirsch, Medicine Hat, NHL goalie (Vancouver Canucks)

1972-07-03

Leigh Andrew-Pearso, North Vancouver BC Canada, 470 yachter (Oly-96)

1972-12-04

Jassen Cullimore, Simcoe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)

1973-02-17

Chris Robinson, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1973-04-25

Paige Gordon, North Vancouver BC, diver (Olympics-16-92, 96)

1973-06-08

Bryant Reeves, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1973-07-03

Adrian Aucoin, Ottawa, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)

1973-07-30

Markus Naslund, Bonassund Swe, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)

1973-9-22

Hongbo Zhao, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1974-02-12

Ian Mcintyre, Montreal, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks)

1974-10-16

Paul Kariya, Vancouver, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Oly-98)

1975-02-02

Todd Bertuzzi, Vancouver Canucks at Phoenix Coyotes

1975-03-19

Antonio Daniels, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1975-06-27

Sarah Evanetz, Vancouver BC, 100m butterfly (Olympics-96)

1976-06-01

Camille Martens, Vancouver BC, gymnist (Olympics-96)

1976-06-23

Seth Wescott, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1976-09-09

Mattias Ohlund, NHL goaltender (Vancouver Canucks, Team Sweden 1998)

1976-12-11

Shareef AbdurRahim, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)

1977-11-30

Olivier Schoenfelder, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1978-03-01

Adam Cook, Vancouver

1978-06-17

Isabelle Delobel, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1978-11-13

Xue Shen, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1979-05-08

Eric Li, New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition 2000

1979-08-15

Jian Tong, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1979-12-24

Qing Pang, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1980-05-06

Mark Ladwig, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1980-05-27

Jessica Deglau, Vancouver BC, 200m butterfly (Olympics-96)

1980-06-02

John Kerr, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1981-04-19

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

1981-04-25

Anja Pärson, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1981-05-14

Julia Sebestyen, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1981-05-16

Sergei Novitski, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1981-11-20

Yuko Kawaguchi, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1981-12-12

Jeret Peterson, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1982-01-25

Maxim Shabalin, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1982-03-13

Julie Chu, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1984-04-10

Jeremy Barrett, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1984-05-04

Sarah Meier, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1984-07-06

Hao Zhang, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1984-08-17

Oksana Domnina, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1984-08-31

Ted Ligety, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1984-9-20

Brian Joubert, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1985-03-28

Akiko Suzuki, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1985-04-02

Stéphane Lambiel, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1985-06-05

Jeremy Abbott, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1985-08-19

Lindsey Jacobellis, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1985-10-04

Dan Zhang, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1985-10-07

Jana Khokhlova, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1986-01-29

Bryce Davison, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1986-03-16

Daisuke Takahashi, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1987-02-08

Carolina Kostner, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1987-03-25

Nobunari Oda, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1987-12-18

Miki Andô, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1987-9-08

Alexandre Bilodeau, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1988-04-29

Jonathan Toews, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1988-11-19

Patrick Kane, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1989-02-23

Evan Bates, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1989-02-27

Takahiko Kozuka, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1990-01-07

Elene Gedevanishvili, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1990-05-14

Emily Samuelson, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1990-12-31

Patrick Chan, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1990-9-05

Yu-Na Kim, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1990-9-25

Mao Asada, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1992-07-21

Rachael Flatt, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1993-06-22

Caydee Denney, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

1994-01-23

Min-Jeong Kwak, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games

2001-12-05

Marky George, Vancouver

Vancouver - Notable Weddings

Pierre TrudeauMar 4, 1971

Vancouver - Weddings
Date Event
1971-03-04

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author/actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada

2005-11-19

"Corner Gas" actor Brent Butt (39) weds actress Nancy Robertson (34) at Vancouver's Cin Cin Ristorante

2012-08-11

"The Hangover" actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis (42) weds co-founder of the Growing Voices charity Quinn Lundberg at the UBC Farm in Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver - Deaths
Date Event
1798-05-10

George Vancouver, British explorer, (Voyage of Discovery), dies at 40

1908-06-14

Lord Stanley, Vancouver Vagabond II

2011-07-25

Jeret Peterson, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games


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