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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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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... Read MORE...

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Quebec, 1874

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Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

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City Hall. Hotel De Ville. Quebec. Canada.

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General View of Quebec City from Levis

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Rue De La Fabrique, Quebec

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Little Champlain Street - Petite Rue Champlain - Quebec, Canada

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Place d'Armes, Quebec, P.Q., Canada

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St. Louis Gate, City of Quebec, Canada.

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Mountain Hill, Quebec, Canada.

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The Quebec Caleche

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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...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).
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. ...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 ...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. 2010/ 04/ 20/ a-history-of-french-canada- 1650-to-1669/
1652 - Kebec
Kebec is 120 miles upstream from Tadusac and is a fortress of the French. It is constructed upon a ...Read MORE...

1660 - Shoes (Quebec)
The Jesuits claim the engage system was originated some time before this date to increase the...Read MORE...

1663 - The Great Earthquake (Quebec)
February 5: Just before the Great Earthquake, Quebec was in carnival, orgies, drinking bouts, and...Read MORE...

1664 - Bathing and such (Quebec)
At this time the colonists rarely bathe, believing a bath would cause colic, headaches and vertigo. ...Read MORE...

1665 - Notable citizens of Quebec
...Michel Filion and Pierre Duquet, notaries; Jean Madry, surgeon to the king's majesty; Jean Le...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.
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....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...Read MORE...

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
1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive
October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe ...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....Read MORE...

1676 - Quebec
October 13: Quebec at this time is a very pretty village being divided into Upper and Lower...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,...Read MORE...

1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October)
1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: 1,460 houses in the city of Québec, 1,988 inhabiants todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_14
1700 (Quebec)
The French population in the Colony of Canada numbered about fifteen thousand. The Crown ceded...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. public/ dgarneau/ french27.htm
1711 - Québec Expedition
The Québec Expedition was a British attempt to attack Québec during Queen Anne's War. On July 30, a ...Read MORE...

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

1743 - Several people are crushed to death at the bakers shop in Quebec due to scarcity of food in New France. public/ dgarneau/ french33.htm
1759 - British troops defeated French troops in Battle of Plains of Abraham near Quebec City

Québec a Nation History (Part 15) (
1759 - Quebec Falls
In the year 1759, Quebec was conquered by the British forces, and the various foreign policies...Read MORE...

1775 - American Occupation
April 17: In Lexington, Massachusetts, the New England rebellion begins, and the rebel leader,...Read MORE...

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

...It may, however be stated here that Quebec is the capital not only of the province of Lower...Read MORE...

1832 - June - Immigrants with Cholera land at Quebec. By September the disease will kill 3,800 there. timeline.asp
Québec City had two fires, on 28 May and 28 June 1845, which killed at least 23 and left 15,000–18,000 people homeless.
The old walled section and Lower Town were spared, but the surviving city was smaller than that...Read MORE...

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 ...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
1871 - J.A. Moisan Epicier dating back to 1871 (Quebec City) is the oldest grocery store in North America. 22149/ 30-fun-weird-interesting-facts-quebec-city/
QUEBEC, after Montreal the most populous city in the Dominion of Canada, capital of the province of ...Read MORE...


1887 - The first provincial Premiers' conference takes place in Québec City.
1888 - Steamship Missing
...At Quebec, the gale is raging furiously and the iron ferry boats that ply between that point and ...Read MORE...

1889 - Rockslide in Quebec City killed 45 people webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ pqztimeln.htm
1893 - Château Frontenac opens in Québec City


1902 - The first symphony orchestra in Canada is created in Quebec City. timeline.asp
News  1907 - August 29 – The partially completed superstructure of the Quebec Bridge collapses entirely, claiming the lives of 76 workers.
August 29, 1907
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. ...Read MORE...

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