Disaster: A train collision in Tanzania kills 281 people (2002). Disaster: A plane crash in New York leaves 115 people dead (1975). Politics: Eamon de Valera resigns as president of Ireland at the age of 90 (1973).
Disaster: A subway crash in Washington, D.C. leaves nine people dead (2009). Negotiations: A cease fire is declared in the Civil War in Angola (1989). Disaster: A plane crash in Guadaloupe kills all 113 people on board (1962).
Disaster: An earthquake in Iran kills more than 50,000 people (1990). Disaster: A fire set in a jail in Saint John, New Brunswick, leaves 21 inmates dead (1977). Politics: John Diefenbaker is sworn in as Prime Minister (1957).
Politics: The Bank of Canada unveils new bills to make counterfeiting more difficult (2001) Disaster: An explosion at a coal mine in China kills 111 miners (2002). Politics: Tommy Douglas leads the CCF to victory in the Saskatchewan election (1956).
Politics: Soviet President Yeltsin signs a $200 million wheat deal in Ottawa (1992). Disaster: A storm off Newfoundland kills 35 fishermen (1959). Disaster: A flood in Montana leave 46 people dead (1938).
Politics: Ontario Premier Frank Miller loses a series of confidence, leading to an election (1985). Negotiations: President Carter and Soviet President Brezhnev sign the SALT-II agreement (1979). Disaster: A plane crash in London, England, leave 118 people dead (1972).
Politics: Five people are arrested for a break-in at Democratic headquarters, and eventually the investigation leads to the resignation of President Nixon (1972). Disaster: A bridge collapses in Vancouver, killing 59 workers (1958). Disaster: A tornado kills 16 people in Windsor, Ontario (1946).
Politics: John Turner is elected Liberal Leader, replacing Pierre Trudeau (1984). Space Exploration: The first woman travels in space, Valentina Tereshkova of the Soviet Union (1963). Disaster: A tsunami in Japan kills 25,000 people (1896).
Politics: Ralph Klein is elected Premier of Alberta (1993). Space exploration: Canada has a scientific satellite launched by NASA (1962). Politics: King John is forced to sign the Magna Carta (1215).
Space exploration: Mariner 5 lifts off for Venus (1967). Media: President Harding is the first U.S. leader to have his voice transmitted on radio (1922). Disaster: A flood in Oregon leaves 324 people dead (1903).