This day in history

1812: British and Canadian militia drive back a second American attack on Fort Erie.
1885: Cabinet creates the Banff Hot Springs Reserve & Banff National Park.
1895: The first U.S. car race takes place over the 54 miles in Chicago. Frank Duryea wins in 10 hours.
1925: NHL goalie Georges Vézina collapses in a game and dies of tuberculosis four months later.
1995: Ottawa announces privatization of Canadian National Railways.
2005: Stephen Harper's motion of non-confidence brings down Paul Martin's Liberal government.