Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: James Inglis from Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain, Courtesy Library and Archives Canada/C-89689

On April 13, 1868, thousands lined the streets to pay their respects to Thomas D’Arcy McGee, one of Canada’s Fathers of Confederation. The nation witnessed an outpouring of grief as his catafalque made its way through the streets of Montreal.

April 19, 1818 - The Quebec Gazette
A serious fire broke out in a boarding house on Champlain Street, through the upsetting of a wax candle in the room of a boarder named McHugh.