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2010 - Vancouver hosts the Winter Olympics.
2003 - Canada decides not to join in the war in Iraq.
1995 - Quebec narrowly rejects independence.
1989 - A free trade agreement is established with the United States.
1982 - The Canada Act is passed by the British Parliament giving all remaining legal powers to Canada.
1976 - The CN Tower opens in Toronto.
1968 - Pierre Trudeau is first elected as prime minister.
1965 - Canada adopts the current flag with the red maple leaf.
1959 - The opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway
1949 - Canada joins NATO.
1940 - Women gain the right to vote in Quebec.
1939 - World War II begins. Canada fights on the side of the Allies.
1933 - Unemployment from the Great Depression hits 27%.
1920 - Canada joins the League of Nations.
1918 - Women gain the right to vote in Canada except for Quebec.
1914 - World War I begins. Canada fights on the side of the Allies.
1905 - Saskatchewan and Alberta become provinces.
1896 - Gold is discovered in the Yukon. The Klondike Gold Rush occurs
1873 - The North-West Mounted Police are established. They will become the Canadian Mounted Police.
1871 - British Columbia becomes the sixth province of Canada.
1870 - The province of Manitoba joins Canada.
1867 - The Dominion of Canada is formed. It includes four provinces including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario.
1846 - The border between the United States and Canada in the west is decided by the Oregon Treaty.
1840 - Upper and Lower Canada were merged into a single colony by the Act of Union.
1838 - The Durham Report is issued which recommends that Upper and Lower Canada be united.
1837 - Rebellions occur throughout Canada against the British government.
1818 - The 49th parallel is determined as the border between much of the U.S. and Canada.
1812 - The War of 1812 occurs between the British and the United States.
1791 - Quebec is divided into Upper Canada (today's Ontario) and Lower Canada (today's Quebec).
1784 - The colony of New Brunswick is established.
1783 - The Treaty of Paris establishes official borders between the United States and Canada.
1775 - The invasion of the Continental Army of America is stopped at the Battle of Quebec.
1763 - The French lose the French and Indian War (also known as the Seven Years' War) to the British. The British gain control of all the French lands in Canada as a result.
1759 - The British occupy Quebec City in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.
1755 - The British expel the Acadians from their lands.
1713 - The British gain control of much of Eastern Canada under the Treaty of Utrecht.
1688 - King William's War is fought between New France and New England.
1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is established.
1608 - Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec City
1600s - The French establish the fur trade in Canada.
1497 - Italian explorer John Cabot visits Newfoundland.
CE 1000 - Viking Leif Ericson reaches the coastline of Newfoundland.
BCE 500 - First Nations peoples begin to settle in Canada.
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