The Royal 22nd Regiment ends operations with United Nations peacekeepers in East Timor.
Operation Snowgoose begins with Royal Canadian Air Force Yukon transport aircraft delivering troops and equipment to the newly created peacekeeping force in Cyprus.
Israel launches a limited invasion of Lebanon.
The Royal Canadian Regiment arrives in Bloemfontein after taking part in the British 9th Division drive to seize the Boer capital of the Orange Free State in South Africa.
Hitler introduces military conscription, hence violating the Treaty of Versailles.
One of the worst convoy battles in the Battle of the Atlantic begins. The three-day battle ends with the sinking of several Allied merchant ships.
His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Guysborough is torpedoed and sunk by U-878 while on minesweeping duty in the Bay of Biscay off France. Many of her 51 casualties die while awaiting rescue.
Former Governor General Lord Stanley donates a silver cup as an award for the best hockey team in Canada.