1616 Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
1694 British/American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec from the French.
1759 General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.
1763 Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.
1838 Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Quebec)
1977 The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government. thumb
1984 Corporal Denis Lortie enters the Quebec National Assembly and opens fire, killing three and wounding 13. René Jalbert, sergeant-at-arms of the assembly, succeeds in calming him, for which he will later receive the Cross of Valour.