Politics: Canada’s inflation rate drops to 1.1%, the lowest in 30 years (1992). Disaster: An earthquake in the Philippines leaves 1,000 people dead (1990). Space travel: Apollo 11 lifts off for the first moon landing (1969).
Business: Conrad Black is convicted in the U.S. of fraud and obstruction of justice (2007). Negotiation: A land claim is settled in the Mackenzie Delta (1991). Crisis management: The Hong Kong flue pandemic begins (1968).
Disaster: A heat advisory is issued in Chicago, and about 1,000 people die in the following few weeks (1995). Politics: Boris Yeltsin announces he will resign from the Soviet Communist Party (1990). Politics: Louis Robichaud becomes the new premier of New Brunswick (1960).
Negotiation: Canada and the Deh Cho First Nations agree on a review of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline project (2005). Politics: A U.S. trade representative says NAFTA will not harm Canadian culture (1991). Disaster: Seven Americans die in a mountaineering accident near Lake Louise, Alberta (1955).
Business: Samuel Bronfman dies (1971). Politics: Canada and the U.S. agree to North American defenses in the event of an enemy attack (1958). Disaster: A dam break in Switzerland leaves 70 people dead (1887).
Politics: David Johnston is appointed the new governor-general of Canada (2010). Disaster: A train carrying dangerous chemicals derails in Manitoba, forcing 400 residents to leave their homes for six days (1991). Politics: President Eisenhower and Premier Khrushchev make verbal exchanges over Cuban (1960).
Politics: Stockwell Day is elected leader of the Canadian Alliance (2000). Politics: A study warns of economic problems if Quebec separates from Canada (1991). Politics: A Gallup Poll finds that 69% of Canadians want Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to step down (1991).
Space travel: Canadian Dr. Bob Thirsk lands with his Shuttle crewmates (1996). Politics: Ed Broadbent is elected leader of the NDP (1975). The first house to be powered by wind-generated electricity is built (1887).
Disaster: An explosion and fire at an oil drilling rig near Scotland kills 167 crew members, including two Canadians (1998). Politics: Future President George W. Bush is born (1946). Disaster: A fire at a circus tent in Hartford, Connecticut, kills 167 people (1944).
Space exploration: Japan launches a probe to Mars (1998). Politics: The U.S. lowers the voting age from 21 to 18 years (1971). Disaster: An Air Canada plane crashes near Toronto, killing all 109 people on board (1970).