1 May 1918
Private Robert Cruickshank is awarded the Victoria Cross for heroic actions under heavy fire east of the Jordan River in Palestine.
2-3 May 1953
Bombarded by Chinese attacks, ‘C’ Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, sustains heavy casualties in the final Canadian action of the Korean War.
4 May 1951
The 27th Canadian Infantry Brigade Group is formed for service in West Germany.
5 May 1813
Sir James Yeo arrives at Quebec, Lower Canada, with more than 400 officers and seamen.
6 May 1952
1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, relieves the 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, in Korea.
7 May 1915
RMS Lusitania is sunk by a German U-boat south of Ireland. Approximately 1,195 men, women and children perish.
8 May 1945