Here are some notable events that have occurred throughout Canada’s history on March 9th:
- 1837: The Rebellion of 1837 begins as the Battle of Saint-Eustache takes place in Quebec. This was part of a series of rebellions against British rule in Canada that year.
- 1861: The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) arrives in Canada for his first visit to the country.
- 1942: The first convoy of Canadian troops departs for Europe during World War II.
- 1962: The Trans-Canada Highway officially opens, connecting the country from coast to coast.
- 1985: The Progressive Conservative government under Prime Minister Brian Mulroney introduces the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Parliament. The Charter became part of the Constitution Act, 1982.
- 2005: The Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, comes into effect in Canada.