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
Invading German and Sovi...