On This Day in Canada’s History (October 23)     

On this day in Canada

Below are the major events that occurred in Canada’s history on this day, October 23:

  • 1694: Sir William Phipps’ American colonial forces failed to capture Quebec.
  • 1805: The sailing ship “Aeneus” sinks off Newfoundland, resulting in the tragic loss of 340 lives.
  • 1867: A Royal Proclamation assembles 72 Senators, marking the inception of the Canadian Senate.
  • 1935: William Lyon Mackenzie King secures his third term as Prime Minister of Canada in an electoral victory.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
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