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History of Montréal, Québec, Canada

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  • 1535 - October 2 - Jacques Cartier
    visits the Iroquois town of Hochelaga; legend says he proclaimed "What a royal mountain," ("Quel Mont Royal (Mont Réal!)"; visits rapids at the head...Read MORE...


  • 1635 - Jean de Lauzon becomes the owner of the Island of Montreal.

    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History

  • 1636 - The Island Where There Was a Village
    The Island of Mont Real is still being used as a temporary camp and the Savages called the place 'The Island Where There Was a Village'. The Savages ...Read MORE...


  • 1642 - Fort Maisonneuve
    Fort Maisonneuve (Montreal) is established by (I)-Paul de Maisonneuve (1612-1676) at Point Calliere near the ancient site of Hochelaga....Read MORE...


  • 1642 - The sieur de Maisonneuve founds Montréal (May 18).

    fccs.ok.ubc.ca/about/links/resources/canadian-history/prehistory-to-1800.html

  • 1643 - Ville-Marie (Montreal) had grown from 50 people to 70 people by this year.

    www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french13.htm

  • 1644 - Iroquois attack Montreal on March 16

    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History

  • 1645 - Treaty with the Iroquois. The peace is broken a few months later. (Montreal)

    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History

  • 1646 to 1653 - War with the Iroquois (Montreal)

    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History

  • 1648 - Adrienne Du Vivier arrives; she and her husband, Augustin Hébert, are often referred to as "Montreal's First Citizens."

    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History

  • 1650 - Montreal Status Report
    The wheat crop this year was excellent especially at Montreal. The Iroquois had driven most of the Savages from Montreal and only 50 French...Read MORE...


  • 1650 to 1653 - 50 men held Fort Montreal
    Only 50 men held Fort Montreal. Between 1650 and 1653, 32 French settlers were killed by the Iroquois and 22 were captured. The Iroquois made such...Read MORE...


  • 1651 - On July 26, 200 Iroquois attack the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal.

    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History

  • 1652 - Montreal
    Fifty miles beyond is the Great Island of Mont Reale, 180 miles distant from Kebec, which was formerly thickly in habited by Barbarians, while now...Read MORE...


  • 1653 - Congregation of Notre Dame founded in Montreal

    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History

  • 1653 - Life in Montreal
    The Jesuit vision of the Mountain of Montreal is a mission to convert the Natives and stop French exploration and free trading. This objective...Read MORE...


  • 18th March, 1658 - Right to Bear Arms in Montreal
    By-law permitting the inhabitants of Villemarie to provide themselves with guns and ammunition, to defend themselves against the Iroquois, to work in ...Read MORE...


  • 9th July, 1658 - Forbidding the Sale of Liquor to Indians (Montreal)
    Renewed orders, forbidding the sale of liquor to the Indians, under pain of confiscation and a fine to be paid to the Villemarie church.
    Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2 Quebec Province Legislature January 1, 1890

  • 1659 - New Laws (Montreal)
    18th January, 1659. — By-law to put an end to riots and desertions arising from drunkenness and strict orders to the Officers of Justice to enforce...Read MORE...


  • 20th September 1662. — Firing guns during the night, or going out after retreat, prohibited. (Montreal)

    Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2 Quebec Province Legislature January 1, 1890

  • 1666 Census - Montreal or Ville-Marie was scarcely more important than Three Rivers. The population of the whole district numbered only 625.
    A fort built by Maisonneuve and Ailleboust at Pointe-a-Callieres; the house of the Sulpicians at the foot of the present Saint-Sulpice Street; the...Read MORE...


  • 1669 - Respecting the Divine (Montreal)
    2nd April, 1669. — Ordinance of the King prohibiting inn-keepers from furnishing the people of the town with food or drink during the hours of divine ...Read MORE...


  • 7th March 1670 — Ordinance instructing the inhabitants of Montreal to mark their sacks and bags when they bring them to the mill.

    Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2 Quebec Province Legislature January 1, 1890

  • 1678 - Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal established at Montréal

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Montréal, Québec, Canada
    Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal
    110, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QUÉBEC
    Established 1678
    Source: Wikipedia
  • 1697 - The English and French make peace.
    The Jesuit joined the Ville-Marie (Montreal) merchants to persuade the French Government to dismantle its Forts on the upper Great Lakes. The...Read MORE...


  • 1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: 639 houses in Montreal, 1,185 inhabitants

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_14

  • 1700 - Ville-Marie is renamed Montreal.


  • 1706 - Life in Montreal
    The Montreal farmer's market opened this year, and farmers are forced to first to bring their produce to the market before selling it door to door....Read MORE...


  • Starting in 1716, a stone wall was built around Montreal.

    History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.

  • 1732 - September 16 - Earthquake Near Montreal, QC. Widely felt. About 300 houses damaged in the city. No injuries.

    catalystforscience.ca/ pdf/ 10/ ESS/ NRCEarthquakes/ Timeline_Earthquakes_list.pdf

  • News 1734 - A terrible fire in Montréal destroys 46 houses an an old historical church.
    A young black slave called Marie-Joseph-Angélique is found guilty of lighting the blaze and is hanged. After this disaster, the intendant Bégon...Read MORE...


  • 1741 - "Montreal, of 506 households surveyed, nearly 60% declared they did not know how to write their name."

    www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french33.htm

  • 1750 - The inhabitants of Montreal...
    J.C.B. in the Great Lakes wrote: The inhabitants of Montreal are much more lively, active, courageous, passionate, enterprising and warlike than...Read MORE...


  • Montréal, Québec, Canada

  • 1786 - The Molson Brewery was formed in Montreal in 1786. It is the second oldest company in Canada after the Hudson's Bay Company

    www.wikipedia.org

  • Montréal, Québec, Canada
    St. James Cathedral, Montreal.

    Ancienne cathédrale Saint-Jacques
    Former Cathedral of St. James
    rue Saint-Denis & rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QUÉBEC
    Established 1825
  • 1830 - Port of Montreal created

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ pqztimeln.htm

  • 1832 - June - Immigrants with Cholera land at Quebec. By September the disease will kill 4,000 in Montreal.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp

  • 1832 - MONTREAL,
    island, seigniory and county. - Montreal is the most considerable island in the province, and its superior fertility has acquired for it the...Read MORE...


  • 1832 - Rioting broke out during by-election in Montreal, British soldiers opened fire, three killed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ pqztimeln.htm

  • Montréal, Québec, Canada
    William Henry Bartlett print
  • News 1851 - December 9 – The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 9, 1851

  • News 1852 - GREAT FIRE IN MONTREAL AND LOSS OF LIFE - LOSS ESTIMATED AT $1,000,000.
    Montreal, Monday, June 7.
    We were yesterday visited with a most destructive conflagration, which has laid in ashes a considerable number of...Read MORE...


  • 1856 - The Grand Trunk Railway opens its Toronto-Montréal line.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp

  • 1859
    MONTREAL, an island of Lower Canada, at the confluence of the Grand Ottawa river with the St. Lawrence, 580 m. from the mouth of the latter river. It ...Read MORE...


  • 1866 - St. Patrick’s Basilica established at Montréal

    www.gcatholic.org

  • News 1871 - A girl of sixteen, near Montreal, recently took arsenic to whiten her complexion. None could question her success as she lay in her coffin the following day.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 7, 1871

  • News 1873 - THE MONTREAL HOTEL FIRE. Terrible Scenes Among the Boarders and Servants - A Woman Hangs to a Window-Frame for Half and Hour - Two Lives Lost.
    The Montreal papers come filled with details of the terrible scenes connected with the partial destruction of the St. James Hotel, in that city, by...Read MORE...


  • 1873 - Accident on the Grand Trunk
    Friday morning, at 5:30 o'clock, as the Portland express on the Grand Trunk Railway was passing the 27th mile post, near Soixante, the three last...Read MORE...


  • 1873 - The Royal Montreal Golf Club, founded in 1873, is the oldest golf club in North America.

    www.hikebiketravel.com/ 18950/ 145-weird-fun-interesting-facts-canada/

  • 1873
    MONTREAL, a city of the province of Quebec, the commercial metropolis of the Dominion of Canada, situated on the S. side of the Island of Montreal,...Read MORE...


  • News March 3, 1875: First organized ice hockey match, Montreal, Canada

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    March 3, 1875

  • 1879 - The Montreal Panic Over
    MONTREAL - August 11. - The banking scare has entirely disappeared to-day and confidence has returned. The feeling on the stock exchange has vastly...Read MORE...


  • 1882-84 - Montreal / Mount Royal
    THERE is no more beau-tiful city on the continent of America than the commercial metropolis of the Dominion of Canada. The geographical features of...Read MORE...


  • Montréal, Québec, Canada
    Montreal from the Mountain
    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
  • 1884 - A US patent for peanut butter was awarded to Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Montreal, Quebec in 1884,
    who had decided to apply for a US patent instead of a British one (the British patent office refused most patents from “colonials” in the 19th...Read MORE...


  • News 1886 - Montreal Fire
    LARGE FIRE IN MONTREAL
    DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS AMOUNTING TO NEARLY $200.000.
    MONTREAL, Quebec, March 10 - The largest fire in Montreal for a long time...Read MORE...


  • 1886 - The first transcontinental passenger train to make the trip along the Canadian Pacific Railway left Montreal, Quebec, at Dalhousie Station on June 28th, 1886 at 8 pm. It arrived in Port Moody, B.C. on July 4th, 1886 at noon.

    softschools.com

  • 1888 - Blizzard - MONTREAL, Canada, Nov. 27. - One of the most severe storms of snow and wind known here for years broke over this province and Ontario Sunday evening and still continues.
    The wind at times blew as hard as seventy miles per hour. The streets and surrounding country are covered with snow drifts, ten feet deep in places,...Read MORE...


  • 1892 - Montréal has electric streetcars for the first time


  • 1893 - SHAKEN BY AN EARTHQUAKE (Montreal)
    MILD SENSATION IN THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY REGION.
    Considerable Alarm Felt in Montreal, Particularly in the Narrow Streets - Buildings Tremble and the...Read MORE...


  • 1894 - Montreal's Financial Straits
    MONTREAL, Quebec, Oct 30. - Owing to the bad state of the finances of the city, the Board of Aldermen has recommended that all properties now exempt...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Montreal
    Montreal, a city of the province of Quebec, Canada, the commercial metropolis of the Dominion of Canada, situated on the S. side of the Island of...Read MORE...


  • 1897 - HEAVY EARTHQUAKE SHOCK. City of Montreal Shaken and Other Places Felt the Vibration.
    A heavy shock of earthquake shook the center of the city of Montreal last evening and caused great consternation. Large buildings shook like reeds...Read MORE...


  • 1898 - A “ SNAP-SHOT ” AT OLD MONTREAL RASCO'S HOTEL
    "And then go to my inn, and dine." (Shakespeare)

    In former lines the most fashionable hotel in the city was Rasco's. It still stands at the east...Read MORE...


  • Montréal, Québec, Canada
    Royal Victoria Hospital
  • Montréal, Québec, Canada
    Cemetery Gate, Mount Royal, Montreal
  • Montréal, Québec, Canada
    St. James Street, Montreal
    Source: Postcard
  • Montréal, Québec, Canada
    MONTREAL - Rue Ste. Catherine Quest. (St. Catherine Street West.)
    Source: Postcard
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    City Hall and Jacques Cartier Square, Montreal.
    Source: Postcard
  • 1902 - A Massachusetts Man's Big Luck - Gate Tender on a Railroad to Get a Large Slice.
    The Times Special Service.
    WORCESTER, Mass., Saturday, June 7. - Family records expected daily from the parish priest at Lanoraie in Quebec are...Read MORE...


  • 1904 - Basilique-Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde et St-Jacques established in Montréal

    www.gcatholic.org

  • News 1912 - DEAD IN MONTREAL FIRE.
    Manager of Manufacturing Plant Suffocated in Business Block Blaze.

    MONTREAL, Feb. 13, - One man was burned to death to-day in a fire which...Read MORE...


  • 1922 - Montréal radio station CKAC begins broadcasting, the first radio station in Quebec.


  • On 9 January 1927, a small fire broke out in the Laurier Palace Theatre, Montréal.
    Firefighters arrived within two minutes and the blaze was extinguished in 10 minutes, but in the panic to escape an overcrowded building, many...Read MORE...


  • News 1932 - 21 KILLED, 63 HURT IN TANKER BLOW-UP AT MONTREAL DOCKS. SERIES OF EXPLOSIONS ON BRITISH BOAT IN DRYDOCK CAUSES $1,000,000 DAMAGE - FIRE CHIEF AND OTHERS LOST IN FLAMES.
    CREW ASLEEP ON VESSEL WHEN FIRST EXPLOSION OCCURS - FLYING TIMBERS KILL SEVERAL IN SUCCEEDING DETONATIONS.

    Montreal, June 17. - (UP) - A series of ...Read MORE...


  • 1959 - Tramways stop running in Montréal


  • News April 27, 1967: Expo '67 was officially opened in Montreal, Quebec, by Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    April 27, 1967



Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Montréal, Québec, Canada


Montréal, Québec, Canada
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Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal
110, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QUÉBEC
Established 1678
Source: Wikipedia

Montréal, Québec, Canada
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Montréal, Québec, Canada
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St. James Cathedral, Montreal.

Ancienne cathédrale Saint-Jacques
Former Cathedral of St. James
rue Saint-Denis & rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QUÉBEC
Established 1825

Montréal, Québec, Canada
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William Henry Bartlett print

Montréal, Québec, Canada
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Montreal from the Mountain
1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)

Montréal, Québec, Canada
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St. James Street, Montreal
Source: Postcard


Montréal, Québec, Canada
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MONTREAL - Rue Ste. Catherine Quest. (St. Catherine Street West.)
Source: Postcard

Montréal, Québec, Canada
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City Hall and Jacques Cartier Square, Montreal.
Source: Postcard

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Royal Victoria Hospital

Montréal, Québec, Canada
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Cemetery Gate, Mount Royal, Montreal
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  • 1535 - October 2 - Jacques Cartier
    visits the Iroquois town of Hochelaga; legend says he proclaimed "What a royal mountain," ("Quel Mont Royal (Mont Réal!)"; visits rapids at the head... Read MORE...

  • 1635 - Jean de Lauzon becomes the owner of the Island of Montreal.

    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History
  • 1636 - The Island Where There Was a Village
    The Island of Mont Real is still being used as a temporary camp and the Savages called the place 'The Island Where There Was a Village'. The Savages ... Read MORE...

  • Montreal - Travel Thru History Full Episode


    402 Montreal - Travel Thru History Full Episode (www.youtube.com)
  • 1642 - Fort Maisonneuve
    Fort Maisonneuve (Montreal) is established by (I)-Paul de Maisonneuve (1612-1676) at Point Calliere near the ancient site of Hochelaga.... Read MORE...

  • 1642 - The sieur de Maisonneuve founds Montréal (May 18).

    fccs.ok.ubc.ca/about/links/resources/canadian-history/prehistory-to-1800.html
  • 1643 - Ville-Marie (Montreal) had grown from 50 people to 70 people by this year.

    www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french13.htm
  • 1644 - Iroquois attack Montreal on March 16

    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History
  • 1645 - Treaty with the Iroquois. The peace is broken a few months later. (Montreal)

    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History
  • 1646 to 1653 - War with the Iroquois (Montreal)

    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History
  • 1648 - Adrienne Du Vivier arrives; she and her husband, Augustin Hébert, are often referred to as "Montreal's First Citizens."

    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History
  • 1650 to 1653 - 50 men held Fort Montreal
    Only 50 men held Fort Montreal. Between 1650 and 1653, 32 French settlers were killed by the Iroquois and 22 were captured. The Iroquois made such... Read MORE...

  • 1650 - Montreal Status Report
    The wheat crop this year was excellent especially at Montreal. The Iroquois had driven most of the Savages from Montreal and only 50 French... Read MORE...

  • 1651 - On July 26, 200 Iroquois attack the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal.

    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History
  • 1652 - Montreal
    Fifty miles beyond is the Great Island of Mont Reale, 180 miles distant from Kebec, which was formerly thickly in habited by Barbarians, while now... Read MORE...

  • 1653 - Congregation of Notre Dame founded in Montreal

    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History
  • 1653 - Life in Montreal
    The Jesuit vision of the Mountain of Montreal is a mission to convert the Natives and stop French exploration and free trading. This objective... Read MORE...

  • 18th March, 1658 - Right to Bear Arms in Montreal
    By-law permitting the inhabitants of Villemarie to provide themselves with guns and ammunition, to defend themselves against the Iroquois, to work in ... Read MORE...

  • 9th July, 1658 - Forbidding the Sale of Liquor to Indians (Montreal)
    Renewed orders, forbidding the sale of liquor to the Indians, under pain of confiscation and a fine to be paid to the Villemarie church.
    Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2 Quebec Province Legislature January 1, 1890
  • 1659 - New Laws (Montreal)
    18th January, 1659. — By-law to put an end to riots and desertions arising from drunkenness and strict orders to the Officers of Justice to enforce... Read MORE...

  • 20th September 1662. — Firing guns during the night, or going out after retreat, prohibited. (Montreal)

    Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2 Quebec Province Legislature January 1, 1890
  • 1666 Census - Montreal or Ville-Marie was scarcely more important than Three Rivers. The population of the whole district numbered only 625.
    A fort built by Maisonneuve and Ailleboust at Pointe-a-Callieres; the house of the Sulpicians at the foot of the present Saint-Sulpice Street; the... Read MORE...

  • 1669 - Respecting the Divine (Montreal)
    2nd April, 1669. — Ordinance of the King prohibiting inn-keepers from furnishing the people of the town with food or drink during the hours of divine ... Read MORE...

  • 7th March 1670 — Ordinance instructing the inhabitants of Montreal to mark their sacks and bags when they bring them to the mill.

    Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2 Quebec Province Legislature January 1, 1890
  • 1678 - Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal established at Montréal

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1697 - The English and French make peace.
    The Jesuit joined the Ville-Marie (Montreal) merchants to persuade the French Government to dismantle its Forts on the upper Great Lakes. The... Read MORE...

  • 1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: 639 houses in Montreal, 1,185 inhabitants

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_14
  • 1700 - Ville-Marie is renamed Montreal.
  • 1701 - 40 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal
    On August 4, 1701, some 40 Aboriginal nations gathered in Montreal. On that day, their representatives dinged the Treaty of Montreal. People in Montreal would remember this ceremony for a long time. All told, nearly 1,300 Aboriginal people lived for three weeks in this small town of about 2,600... Read MORE...

  • 1706 - Life in Montreal
    The Montreal farmer's market opened this year, and farmers are forced to first to bring their produce to the market before selling it door to door.... Read MORE...

  • Starting in 1716, a stone wall was built around Montreal.

    History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
  • 1732 - September 16 - Earthquake Near Montreal, QC. Widely felt. About 300 houses damaged in the city. No injuries.

    catalystforscience.ca/ pdf/ 10/ ESS/ NRCEarthquakes/ Timeline_Earthquakes_list.pdf
  • News  1734 - A terrible fire in Montréal destroys 46 houses an an old historical church.
    A young black slave called Marie-Joseph-Angélique is found guilty of lighting the blaze and is hanged. After this disaster, the intendant Bégon... Read MORE...

  • 1741 - "Montreal, of 506 households surveyed, nearly 60% declared they did not know how to write their name."

    www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french33.htm
  • 1750 - The inhabitants of Montreal...
    J.C.B. in the Great Lakes wrote: The inhabitants of Montreal are much more lively, active, courageous, passionate, enterprising and warlike than... Read MORE...

  • 1786 - The Molson Brewery was formed in Montreal in 1786. It is the second oldest company in Canada after the Hudson's Bay Company

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1830 - Port of Montreal created

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ pqztimeln.htm
  • 1832 - Rioting broke out during by-election in Montreal, British soldiers opened fire, three killed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ pqztimeln.htm
  • 1832 - MONTREAL,
    island, seigniory and county. - Montreal is the most considerable island in the province, and its superior fertility has acquired for it the... Read MORE...

  • 1832 - June - Immigrants with Cholera land at Quebec. By September the disease will kill 4,000 in Montreal.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp
  • News  1851 - December 9 – The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 9, 1851
  • News  1852 - GREAT FIRE IN MONTREAL AND LOSS OF LIFE - LOSS ESTIMATED AT $1,000,000.
    Montreal, Monday, June 7.
    We were yesterday visited with a most destructive conflagration, which has laid in ashes a considerable number of... Read MORE...

  • 1856 - The Grand Trunk Railway opens its Toronto-Montréal line.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp
  • 1859
    MONTREAL, an island of Lower Canada, at the confluence of the Grand Ottawa river with the St. Lawrence, 580 m. from the mouth of the latter river. It ... Read MORE...

  • 1866 - St. Patrick’s Basilica established at Montréal

    www.gcatholic.org
  • News  1871 - A girl of sixteen, near Montreal, recently took arsenic to whiten her complexion. None could question her success as she lay in her coffin the following day.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 7, 1871
  • 1873
    MONTREAL, a city of the province of Quebec, the commercial metropolis of the Dominion of Canada, situated on the S. side of the Island of Montreal,... Read MORE...

  • 1873 - The Royal Montreal Golf Club, founded in 1873, is the oldest golf club in North America.

    www.hikebiketravel.com/ 18950/ 145-weird-fun-interesting-facts-canada/
  • News  1873 - THE MONTREAL HOTEL FIRE. Terrible Scenes Among the Boarders and Servants - A Woman Hangs to a Window-Frame for Half and Hour - Two Lives Lost.
    The Montreal papers come filled with details of the terrible scenes connected with the partial destruction of the St. James Hotel, in that city, by... Read MORE...

  • 1873 - Accident on the Grand Trunk
    Friday morning, at 5:30 o'clock, as the Portland express on the Grand Trunk Railway was passing the 27th mile post, near Soixante, the three last... Read MORE...

  • News  March 3, 1875: First organized ice hockey match, Montreal, Canada

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    March 3, 1875
  • 1879 - The Montreal Panic Over
    MONTREAL - August 11. - The banking scare has entirely disappeared to-day and confidence has returned. The feeling on the stock exchange has vastly... Read MORE...

  • 1882-84 - Montreal / Mount Royal
    THERE is no more beau-tiful city on the continent of America than the commercial metropolis of the Dominion of Canada. The geographical features of... Read MORE...

  • 1884 - A US patent for peanut butter was awarded to Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Montreal, Quebec in 1884,
    who had decided to apply for a US patent instead of a British one (the British patent office refused most patents from “colonials” in the 19th... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - The first transcontinental passenger train to make the trip along the Canadian Pacific Railway left Montreal, Quebec, at Dalhousie Station on June 28th, 1886 at 8 pm. It arrived in Port Moody, B.C. on July 4th, 1886 at noon.

    softschools.com
  • News  1886 - Montreal Fire
    LARGE FIRE IN MONTREAL
    DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS AMOUNTING TO NEARLY $200.000.
    MONTREAL, Quebec, March 10 - The largest fire in Montreal for a long time... Read MORE...

  • 1888 - Blizzard - MONTREAL, Canada, Nov. 27. - One of the most severe storms of snow and wind known here for years broke over this province and Ontario Sunday evening and still continues.
    The wind at times blew as hard as seventy miles per hour. The streets and surrounding country are covered with snow drifts, ten feet deep in places,... Read MORE...

  • 1892 - Montréal has electric streetcars for the first time
  • 1893 - SHAKEN BY AN EARTHQUAKE (Montreal)
    MILD SENSATION IN THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY REGION.
    Considerable Alarm Felt in Montreal, Particularly in the Narrow Streets - Buildings Tremble and the... Read MORE...

  • 1894 - Montreal's Financial Straits
    MONTREAL, Quebec, Oct 30. - Owing to the bad state of the finances of the city, the Board of Aldermen has recommended that all properties now exempt... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Montreal
    Montreal, a city of the province of Quebec, Canada, the commercial metropolis of the Dominion of Canada, situated on the S. side of the Island of... Read MORE...

  • 1897 - HEAVY EARTHQUAKE SHOCK. City of Montreal Shaken and Other Places Felt the Vibration.
    A heavy shock of earthquake shook the center of the city of Montreal last evening and caused great consternation. Large buildings shook like reeds... Read MORE...

  • 1898 - A “ SNAP-SHOT ” AT OLD MONTREAL RASCO'S HOTEL
    "And then go to my inn, and dine." (Shakespeare)

    In former lines the most fashionable hotel in the city was Rasco's. It still stands at the east... Read MORE...

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    MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA (www.youtube.com)
  • 1902 - A Massachusetts Man's Big Luck - Gate Tender on a Railroad to Get a Large Slice.
    The Times Special Service.
    WORCESTER, Mass., Saturday, June 7. - Family records expected daily from the parish priest at Lanoraie in Quebec are... Read MORE...

  • 1904 - Basilique-Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde et St-Jacques established in Montréal

    www.gcatholic.org
  • News  1912 - DEAD IN MONTREAL FIRE.
    Manager of Manufacturing Plant Suffocated in Business Block Blaze.

    MONTREAL, Feb. 13, - One man was burned to death to-day in a fire which... Read MORE...

  • 1922 - Montréal radio station CKAC begins broadcasting, the first radio station in Quebec.
  • On 9 January 1927, a small fire broke out in the Laurier Palace Theatre, Montréal.
    Firefighters arrived within two minutes and the blaze was extinguished in 10 minutes, but in the panic to escape an overcrowded building, many... Read MORE...

  • News  1932 - 21 KILLED, 63 HURT IN TANKER BLOW-UP AT MONTREAL DOCKS. SERIES OF EXPLOSIONS ON BRITISH BOAT IN DRYDOCK CAUSES $1,000,000 DAMAGE - FIRE CHIEF AND OTHERS LOST IN FLAMES.
    CREW ASLEEP ON VESSEL WHEN FIRST EXPLOSION OCCURS - FLYING TIMBERS KILL SEVERAL IN SUCCEEDING DETONATIONS.

    Montreal, June 17. - (UP) - A series of ... Read MORE...

  • 1959 - Tramways stop running in Montréal
  • News  April 27, 1967: Expo '67 was officially opened in Montreal, Quebec, by Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    April 27, 1967

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