Belgian army surrenders to the Germans.
With full military honours, Canada’s Unknown Soldier is laid to rest in a tomb in front of the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa. Thousands attend the ceremony while millions more watch on television. The ceremony was the culmination of more than two years of planning on the part of several organizations and government departments. The Royal Canadian Legion played the leading role after adopting the establishment of the tomb as a Millennium project.
Canada steps up war efforts as Parliament passes $700 million war appropriations bill.
Royal Air Force bombers conduct a raid on Wuppertal, Germany. One of the targets is a large chemical factory.
The Royal Air Force’s first thousand-plane bomber raid attacks Cologne, Germany. More than 500 Canadians are involved.
Japanese launch midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour, Sydney, N.S.W.
The Canadian merchant ship Liverpool Packet is torpedoed and sunk off Yarmouth, N.S., by U-432. Two die, 21 survive.
The Royal Military College opens on Pont Frederick, a small peninsula east of Kingston, Ont.
The Royal Canadian Air Force and United States Air Force finalize plans for the Mid-Canada Line, a line of defensive radar sites stretching from Labrador to British Columbia.
Major-General M.S. Mercer’s 3rd Canadian Division is mauled in a German attack against Mount Sorrel, Sanctuary Wood and Observatory Ridge in the Ypres Salient.
A coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey, London, crowns Queen Elizabeth II.
His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Gatineau is commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy.
The Toronto SkyDome opens.