Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) - Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec
16, rue de Buade, Quebec City, Quebec
Located on this site since 1647, the cathedral has twice been destroyed by fire throughout the centuries.
Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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16, rue de Buade, Quebec City, Quebec
Located on this site since 1647, the cathedral has twice been destroyed by fire throughout the centuries.

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Where is Québec, Québec, Canada? 

Quebec City is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec and is located within the Capitale-Nationale region. It is the second largest city in the province, after Montreal. Quebec City is about 233 kilometres (145 mi) away from Montreal. The ramparts surrounding Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec) are the only remaining fortified city walls in the Americas north of Mexico, and were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the "Historic District of Old Quebec". It is also one of the oldest cities in North America (founded in 1608). As of the 2006 Canadian Census, the city has a population of 491,142, and the metropolitan area has a population of 715,515. Wikipedia

In the 1600s, baptisms, marriages, and deaths for Petite-Rivière-Saint-Charles were recorded in the records of Notre-Dame-de-Quebec.

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1608 - Samuel de Champlain arrives in Quebec
In the year 1541, French explorer Jacques Cartier was the first to arrive in Quebec. He attempted to set up a French colony in Quebec, but failed. The French colony was later founded and set up in the year 1608 by another French explorer named Samuel de Champlain in a series of voyages that he...Read MORE...

1617 - Louis Hébert, an apothecary who had stayed at Port Royal twice, brings his wife and children to Québec, thus becoming the first true habitant (permanent settler supporting his family from the soil).

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1639 - Hôtel-Dieu de Québec was founded by Augustinians
Father Paul Le Jeune made a call in 1635 for women to help evangelize the Indians in the New World. The Superior of the Jesuit Mission’s plan was for the women to work through a hospital and girls’ school to nurse the ailing Indians and educate young girls, and bring them to God. Property for the...Read MORE...

1647 - Notre-Dame de Québec Cathedral is constructed
Built on the site of the first chapel constructed by Champlain in 1633, Notre-Dame de Québec Church was erected in 1647 and was called Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix. In 1664, it became the first parish church in North America. In 1674, the church took the title of cathedral, following the appointment of...Read MORE...

1650 - September 1: Father Gabriel Druillettes (1610-1681) departed Quebec for Boston to establish an alliance with New England against the Iroquois, but he was unsuccessful.

www.many-roads.com/ 2010/ 04/ 20/ a-history-of-french-canada- 1650-to-1669/
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1652 - Kebec
Kebec is 120 miles upstream from Tadusac and is a fortress of the French. It is constructed upon a mountain, at the narrowest point of this St. Lawrence River. There is a French colony there, and, quite recently, a Huron one; and the Barbarians called Algonquin spend several months of the year...Read MORE...

1660 - Shoes (Quebec)
The Jesuits claim the engage system was originated some time before this date to increase the population of Quebec. Their terms of employment were 3 years. Many of these engages became Coureurs de Bois. Engages or indentured slaves however were employed as early as 1634.

About this time, the...

1663 - The Great Earthquake (Quebec)
February 5: Just before the Great Earthquake, Quebec was in carnival, orgies, drinking bouts, and dances, not to speak of some things more serious, which may offend chaste ears and are better passed over in silence than mentioned. Heaven and earth have spoken to us many times during this year....Read MORE...

1664 - Bathing and such (Quebec)
At this time the colonists rarely bathe, believing a bath would cause colic, headaches and vertigo. This European tradition usually resulted in a May bath with June weddings before they started to smell too bad. The brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hid the body odor. Both male and female...Read MORE...

1665 - Notable citizens of Quebec
...Michel Filion and Pierre Duquet, notaries; Jean Madry, surgeon to the king's majesty; Jean Le Mire, the future syndic des habitants; Madame d'Ailleboust, widow of a former governor; Madame Couillard, widow of Guillaume Couillard and daughter of Louis Hebert, the first tiller of the soil; Madame...Read MORE...

On June 30, 1665, Companies of the Carignan-Saliere Regiment arrived in New France. This contingent consisted of 1,200 soldiers who set out to conquer the Iroquois territories further south.

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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1665 - December 13: A peace treaty with the Iroquois is made in Quebec.
...1664 was also the year when Louis XIV decided on a final solution to Canada's Iroquois problem. He sent the famous Carignan regiment of troops under the capable command of the veteran Marquis de Tracy with instructions "to carry war even to their firesides in order totally to exterminate them."...Read MORE...

1666 - January 9 - M. de Courcelles started from Quebec with 300 men from the regiment of Carignan-Salieres and 200 volunteers, habitants,
using sledges drawn by mastiff dogs, for Fort St. Theresa, nine miles above the present village of Chambly, The weather was so severe that the soldiers nearly perished from cold.
Three centuries in Champlain valley.. Plattsburgh, N. Y. : Saranac chapter, D. A. R., 1909
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1667 - February 4 - The officers of the Carignan Regiment gave a ball at Quebec the first given in Canada, sixty years after the founding of the colony.
After the coming of the Carignan Regiment, there was a decline in the standard of morals.
Three centuries in Champlain valley.. Plattsburgh, N. Y. : Saranac chapter, D. A. R., 1909
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1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive
October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several are real young ladies and well brought, up according to Jean Talon (1625-1694). He had requested 50 ...Read MORE...

1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years since the program had begun. This didn't include the thousands of Coureurs des Bois who took native...Read MORE...

1676 - Quebec
October 13: Quebec at this time is a very pretty village being divided into Upper and Lower village. The Lower Village contain warehouses and the homes of the merchants. The Upper Village houses the Bishop who is building a fine edifice for himself. The Governor and Intendent live in Upper...Read MORE...

Until the year 1682, the houses in the Lower Town (of Quebec) were of wood.
On the 5th August, in that year, a fire took place which consumed the whole of the buildings, except one house. All the merchandise in the stores, which were full, was destroyed ; and as expressed in our French manuscript, " they lost that night more valuables than all Canada at present possesses." ...Read MORE...

1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October)

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1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: 1,460 houses in the city of Québec, 1,988 inhabiants

canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_14
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1700 (Quebec)
The French population in the Colony of Canada numbered about fifteen thousand. The Crown ceded almost all the riverfront; from Quebec to Montreal. This opened nearly two hundred seigneurs for rural settlement, and three of four families engage in farming. Every year, four or five hundred...Read MORE...

1709 - Quebec merchants establish a Chamber of Commerce for the first time. Prior to this time meetings or public assemblies were not allowed.

www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french27.htm
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1711 - Québec Expedition
The Québec Expedition was a British attempt to attack Québec during Queen Anne's War. On July 30, a fleet of ships set sail from Boston, Massachusetts. They reached the Gulf of the Saint Lawrence River without incident. On August 22, 850 soldiers and sailors drowned in the Saint Lawrence during a...Read MORE...

News  1733 - May 29 - The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City.

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1737 - A road is completed between Quebec and Montreal.
The Chemin du Roy was the first road linking Quebec City to Montreal. Today the old roads which where established in 1737, serves as a tourist route, passing through three of the provinces principal tourist areas, Lanaudiere, Mauricie and Quebec. The Chemin du Roy streches over 260km,...Read MORE...

1743 - Several people are crushed to death at the bakers shop in Quebec due to scarcity of food in New France.

www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french33.htm
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1759 - British troops defeated French troops in Battle of Plains of Abraham near Quebec City

Québec a Nation History (Part 15) (www.youtube.com)
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1759 - Quebec Falls
In the year 1759, Quebec was conquered by the British forces, and the various foreign policies threatened French-Canadian culture and their rights.
www.buzzle.com/ articles/ french-canadian-culture.html

October: The news reaches London that Quebec has fallen, and the people rejoice for days....Read MORE...

1775 - American Occupation
April 17: In Lexington, Massachusetts, the New England rebellion begins, and the rebel leader, George Washington, is determined to seize Quebec before Britain can use it as a spring board to invade the thirteen colonies. He also declares that he wants to possess all of Canada, not just an...Read MORE...

1807 - St. Andrew's Church is constructed in Québec City.

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...It may, however be stated here that Quebec is the capital not only of the province of Lower Canada, but of the whole of the British dominions in North America, and as such it is the place of residence for the governor in chief and commander of the forces in those colonies. Its natural position,...Read MORE...

1832 - June - Immigrants with Cholera land at Quebec. By September the disease will kill 3,800 there.

www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp
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News  1866 - THE QUEBEC FIRE. Twenty-three Hundred Buildings Destroyed - Six Persons Known to Have Been Burned to Death - Public Meeting in Quebec - Contributions Solicited.
QUEBEC, Tuesday, Oct. 16. The Mayor of Quebec issued a proclamation yesterday morning for a meeting to be held last evening, to devise means to assist the sufferers by the great fire. A more numerous and influential assembly never convened in this city. The citizens whose property escaped injury...Read MORE...

News  1868 - Quebec believes that it suffers more from street beggers than any other city on the globe.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
September 5, 1868
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1871 - J.A. Moisan Epicier dating back to 1871 (Quebec City) is the oldest grocery store in North America.

www.hikebiketravel.com/ 22149/ 30-fun-weird-interesting-facts-quebec-city/
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QUEBEC, after Montreal the most populous city in the Dominion of Canada, capital of the province of Quebec, is situated on the left bank of the River St. Lawrence, which here receives the St. Charles, 400 milts from the mouth of the River St. Lawrence at Point des Monts, 180 miles N.E. of Montreal, ...Read MORE...


QUEBEC, June 9. - One of the most disastrous fires which this unfortunate city has been afflicted with broke out last night, and was...Read MORE...

1887 - The first provincial Premiers' conference takes place in Québec City.

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1888 - Steamship Missing
...At Quebec, the gale is raging furiously and the iron ferry boats that ply between that point and Point Lewis are caught in the ice, which threatens to crush them. The steamship "Polino," bound from Cape Breton to Quebec, was seen 320 miles below Quebec at daylight yesterday. She soon disappeared ...Read MORE...

1889 - Rockslide in Quebec City killed 45 people

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ pqztimeln.htm
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1893 - Château Frontenac opens in Québec City

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VILLE DE QUÉBEC, CANADA (www.youtube.com)

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1902 - The first symphony orchestra in Canada is created in Quebec City.

www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp
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News  1907 - August 29 – The partially completed superstructure of the Quebec Bridge collapses entirely, claiming the lives of 76 workers.

August 29, 1907
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News  1914 - Severe Earthquake is Felt in Canada
Quebec, Feb. 14. - An earthquake shock was felt all over the city and district of Quebec at 5:40 a. m., to-day. The shock was violent enough to wake hundreds of citizens.

Messages from Levis, Baie St. Paul and L'Islet recorded the same disturbance. No damage was reported.

Asheville Gazette-News
Asheville, North Carolina
February 14, 1914
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