The Civil Marriage Act was introduced, making same-sex marriage legal in Canada.
A 44 lb lobster was captured off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.
The temperature plunged to -81.4°F in Snag, Yukon, Canada, making it the coldest recorded temperature in North America.
The US & Canada agreed to divert the Niagara River to protect the Niagara Falls from eroding.
Queen Victoria chose Ottawa as the new capital of Canada.
North America's first YMCA was established in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.