Royal Canadian Navy cruiser Uganda engages in attack on Honshu, the main island of Japan.
An atomic bomb is tested in New Mexico.
The Hudson Strait Expedition departs Halifax. Its mission is to conduct navigation studies as part of plans to open a deep-water harbour at Churchill, Man.
Opening ceremonies held for the Olympic Games in Montreal.
Canadian soldiers make gains in attacks beyond Caen, Normandy.
Second and Third Canadian divisions participate in Operation Atlantic south of Caen, France. Atlantic is the Canadian phase of Operation Goodwood, a British attack designed to break out of the Orne bridgehead.
The Canadian hydrofoil HMCS Bras d’Or (2nd) is commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy.
British Columbia enters Confederation.
Hitler survives an attempt on his life. The plot to assassinate him was orchestrated by a group of German military officers. The location was Hitler’s East Prussian headquarters.
Royal Canadian Navy frigate Matane is hit by a glider bomb off Brest, France, and towed back to the United Kingdom.
Canadian transportation is forever changed with the official opening of the Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad, Canada’s first railway.
First Canadian Infantry Div. continues to encounter stiff German resistance north of the Dittaino River. The Loyal Edmonton Regiment manages to infiltrate the hilltop town of Leonforte, and fight off counterattacks long enough for engineers to repair a bridge. The Hastings and Prince Edward Regt. scales the cliffs behind the town of Assoro, taking defenders by surprise.
American astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon.
Canadian soldiers capture the Italian town of Assoro.
The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan begins operations when students start training at No. 1 Service Flying Training School at Camp Borden in Ontario.