Timeline: Quebec City in 1875-1900

1876 Quebec-Halifax Intercolonial Railway is completed.

1878 The telephone (invented by Alexander Bell in 1876) is introduced in Quebec City.

1879 Riots and pitched battle between French Canadian and Irish ship labourers in Champlain District.

1879 Quebec - Montreal - Ottawa Railway is completed. It goes further to the West the next year.

1880 O, Canada, the future Canadian anthem, composed by Calixa Lavallee and Adolph Routhier, is performed in Quebec City for the first time.

1880 Garrison Club is incorporated in Quebec City. The military join free, the civilian pay entrance fee.

1884 St Patrick's School opens on McMahon Street.

1885 Quebec's Legislative Assembly adopts Manufacturers' Law. The law limits work hours to 72,5 hours a week for men, 60 hours a week for women and children. Employers manage to find some loopholes.

1885 Public anger is fuelled among French Canadian as Metis Rebellion in the Canadian West is put down and its leader Louis Riel is hanged.

1892 The first wing of Chateau Frontenac, one of the most photographed buildings in the world, is built in Quebec City.

1897 The first car appears in Quebec City. It travels at 29 km/h down the St. Foy Road in third rear.

1899 The Boer War begins. The first Canadian contingent leaves for South Africa from Quebec.

1900 More than five thousand shoe workers of Quebec City go on strike. The conflict will last for nearly two months.

chateau frontenac quebec

Château Frontenac, built in 1893. Photo : © ProvinceQuebec

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