1875 in Canada


1875 in Canada

"See also:"
1874 in Canada,
other events of 1875,
1876 in Canada and the
Timeline of Canadian history.

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Events

* January 14: The "Halifax Herald" is first published
* January 18: 1875 Ontario election: Sir Oliver Mowat's Liberals win a second consecutive majority
* April 5: The Supreme Court of Canada is created
* April 8: The Northwest Territories is given a lieutenant-governor separate from that of Manitoba.
* May 11: Philip Carteret Hill becomes premier of Nova Scotia, replacing William Annand
* June 1: Construction begins on the Canadian Pacific Railway
* September 2: The Guibord Affair, violence resulting from the 1874 Guibord case, breaks out
* Louis Riel is granted amnesty with the condition that he be banished for five years.
* Jennifer Trout becomes the first woman licensed to practise medicine in Canada, although Emily Stowe has been doing so without a licence in Toronto since 1867
* Grace Lockhart receives from Mount Allison University the first Bachelor of Arts degree awarded to a woman.
* Hospital for Sick Children founded.

Births

* March 29: Harry James Barber, politician
* June 12: Sam De Grasse, actor
* June 16: Herman Johannsen, skier
* August 2: Albert Hickman, Prime Minister of Newfoundland
* August 21: Winnifred Eaton, author
* August 22: François Blais, politician
* August 26: John Buchan, Governor General
* September 6: Edith Berkeley, biologist
* October 5: Anne-Marie Huguenin, journalist
* November 19: John Knox Blair, politician
* December 5: Arthur Currie, First World War army general

Deaths

* June 22: William Edmond Logan, geologist


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