Government of New Brunswick

The Roosevelt Campobello International Park agreement is signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson and Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, during Canada-United States talks in Washington (D.C.).



January 21, 1974 Premier Richard B. Hatfield and federal Secretary of State Hugh Faulkner announce a $2.8 million French language cultural centre (Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne) for Fredericton – the first of its kind in Canada.
January 21, 1847 In Saint John, Dr. Hunter Peters uses anaesthetic during surgery, for the first time in New Brunswick.
January 21, 1968 Artist, Miller Gore Brittain dies in Saint John at the age of 55. Born in Saint John, Brittain was a Canadian war artist during World War II, and gained international praise for his deeply imaginative and distinctive style.
January 22, 1964 The Roosevelt Campobello International Park agreement is signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson and Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, during Canada-United States talks in Washington (D.C.).
January 22, 1901 Death of Her Majesty Queen Victoria.
January 23, 1860 The Charter establishing the University of New Brunswick (formerly King’s College) is officially enacted.
January 24, 1974 The New Brunswick Supreme Court finds K.C. Irving Ltd. and 3 New Brunswick publishing companies guilty of establishing a monopoly of English-language daily newspapers in the province. The decision is later overturned.
January 24, 1968 The village of Belledune is incorporated.
January 24, 1922 The village of Port Elgin is incorporated.
January 25, 1933 Alden Nowlan is born near Windsor (Nova Scotia). With a grade 5 education, Nowlan moves to New Brunswick in 1952, later becoming a nationally respected award winning poet, journalist and playwright.
January 26, 1786 In Saint John, Loyalist citizen, George Handesyde is reprimanded on his knees in the House of Assembly for public criticism of the Assembly.
January 27, 1951 Canada’s Post Office announces that, commencing April 1, home mail deliveries will be reduced to once per day.
January 27, 1875 The climax of the Caraquet Riots occurs with the shooting deaths of Louis Mailloux and John Gifford. Denied separate Catholic schools, a number of citizens are seized and arrested for resisting the implementation of New Brunswick's Schools Act.