Day: October 5, 2020

On this date: October 2020
On This Date

On this date: October 2020

1 October 1917 Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Bent of Halifax is killed while leading a successful counterattack to regain lost positions at Polygon Wood in Belgium. He receives a posthumous Victoria Cross. 2 October 1535 Jacques Cartier arrives at Hochelaga (now Montreal) on his second voyage to North America. 3 October 1914
 The Canadian Expeditionary Force’s first contingent of 30,000 sails from Quebec to join the war effort in Europe. 4 October 1944 HMCS Chebogue is torpedoed by U-1227 in mid-Atlantic and seven sailors die. The ship is towed 1,400 kilometres to Wales. 5 October 1970 British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped in Montreal by the Front de libération du Québec, beginning the October Crisis (see page TK). 6 October 1939
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