|Présence amérindienne à la Pointe-du-Buisson (Melocheville) et dans la région de Sorel || |
The founding of the city of Sorel, forth oldest city in Canada.
Year that Longueuil was founded through a Seigneury concession act to Charles Le Moyne.
Louis XIV decides to come to the aid of the colony and sends the Carignan-Salière regiment to face the Iroquois threat.
Construction of Route 1 “Chemin Chambly” between the cities of Chambly and Longueuil by the troops of the Carignan-Salière regiment, under the orders of Daniel Rentry de Courcelle, governor of New France. First road suitable for cars in Canada.
Construction of a wooden fort in Chambly, near the Richelieu River rapids, in order to prohibit the Iroquois access to the region.
The founding of the François-Xavier Mission in La Prairie to teach Native Americans the Christian religion.
The founding of Boucherville. Settlement of Pierre Boucher on the land of “Seigneuries des Îles-Percées”.
The founding of Châteauguay.
Construction of a windmill in Pointe-du-Moulin on l’Île-Perrot.
A stone fort replaces the wooden fort in Chambly.
The Saint-François-Xavier Mission is moved and becomes Kahnawake.
The founding of the city of Saint-Hyacinthe.
The French dig the Rigolet Canal in Côteau-du-lac. First canal in North America.
The French undertake the construction of a star-shaped fort on l’Île-aux-Noix. It will become British in 1760.
Battle of Québec and defeat of Montcalm on the Plains of Abraham. The French colony is surrendered to the British.
The return from exile after the “Great Upheaval” of 1755 (the expulsion of the Acadians), who settle in Sainte-Marguerite-de Blairfindie, which becomes “petite Acadie” and then L’Acadie.
Battle against the American troops at Dorion.
The British build the first canal lock in North America in Coteau-du-Lac. An octagonal bunker will ensure its protection starting in 1812.
The British build the Lacolle River Blockhouse(the only building of its type in Québec still intact).
Under the orders of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles-Michel de Salaberry, the Canadian troops take down the American army at Allan’s Corner, better known as “The Battle of the Châteauguay”.
The construction of military buildings, by the British, on the site of the old French fort of l’Île-aux-Noix, which is Fort-Lennox.
Inauguration of the first Canadian railroad between La Prairie and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
Patriots’ rebellion against the British regime. Victory at Saint-Denis.
Inauguration of the Chambly Canal, open to commercial navigation on the Richelieu River.
The construction of the Beauharnois Canal.
Inauguration of the first international railroad between Longueuil and Portland via Acton Vale.
Construction of Victoria Bridge. First bridge linking Montréal and the South Shore.
Construction of a covered bridge in Powerscourt (Hinchinbrooke). It is the oldest covered bridge in Canada.
Opening of world known organ builders, Casavant et Frères, in Saint-Hyacinthe.
Opening of King Edward amusement park on l’Île Groisbois in Boucherville. It closes its doors permanently in 1922.
The Airship R100, coming from Carling in Great Britain, lands in Saint-Hubert after its first and only transatlantic flight.
Opening of the Saint-Lawrence Seaway.
UNESCO recognizes Mont Saint-Hilaire as the first “Biosphere Reserve” in Canada.
UNESCO recognizes the Archipelago of Lake Saint-Pierre as the second “Biosphere Reserve” in Montérégie.