1 AUGUST 1959
Georges P. Vanier, Canada’s first French-speaking governor general, is appointed.
2 AUGUST 1909
The Silver Dart makes its first passenger flight, in an army evaluation at Camp Petawawa.
3 AUGUST 2006
Four soldiers of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry are killed in a Taliban ambush.: Corporal Christopher Reid, Corporal Bryce Keller, Sergeant Vaughn Ingram, Private Kevin Dallaire.
4 AUGUST 1910
The first ship is commissioned for the Canadian navy.
5-6 AUGUST 1944
HMC Ships Haida and Iroquois and three British ships sink five and damage three German ships in the Bay of Biscay.
6 AUGUST 1945
The atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.
7 AUGUST 1916
The Battle of Pozières Ridge ends.
8 AUGUST 1944
SS defenders ar...