November 16, 1885
November 16, 1885 - Louis Riel was hanged for treason at the Regina jail. He had been convicted after a trial held in Regina from July 28 to August 1. Macdonald's refusal to grant leniency made Riel a symbol of English-Canadian oppression.
'We must cherish our inheritance. We must preserve our nationality for the youth of our future. The story should be written down to pass on.'