1984: Pierre Elliot Trudeau is named the winner of the Albert Einstein Peace Prize for his global campaign to ease East-West tensions.
1969: U.S. President Richard Nixon begins a starts visit to Canada. He speaks in Montreal, and marks the tenth anniversary of the St. Lawrence Seaway, which he said is a lesson “ how two nations can work together; how they can dream together, and make those dreams come true.”
1949: Louis St. Laurent leads the Liberal Party to re-election in 21st federal general election, winning 190 of 262 seats, an increase of 65 seats. It’s the fourth consecutive majority for the Liberals.