This day in the history
of the Supreme Court of Canada
and in the legal history of Canada
William Johnstone Ritchie, who will become Chief Justice of Canada in 1879, is born in Annapolis, Nova Scotia.
Former Chief Justice John Robert Cartwright is invested as a Companion to the Order of Canada for service in the profession of law.
Gérard Bertrand, Q.C. is appointed Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada.