March 24, 1853
Mary Ann Shadd begins publishing her newspaper, the Provincial Freeman.
February 6, 1909
Tom Longboat wins the title of World Professional Marathon Champion.
March 24, 1936
David Suzuki’s birthday.
November 8, 1946
Viola Desmond is arrested at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
June 23, 1951
Thérèse Casgrain becomes the first woman to head a political party in Canada.
January 18, 1958
Willie O’Ree becomes the first black player in the NHL.
April 12, 1980
Terry Fox begins the Marathon of Hope in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
September 13, 1981
The first Terry Fox Run is held.
November 12 - 20, 1995
Chris Hadfield makes his first space flight.
April 22, 2001
Chris Hadfield becomes the first Canadian to walk in space.
May 2, 2009
Mary Ann Shadd is honoured with a statue in Freedom Park in Chatham, Ontario.
June 4, 2009
First Tom Longboat Day in Ontario.