The first Parliament of the new Dominion of Canada is opened in Ottawa.
The British North America Act had united the provinces of Canada under a single federation and on July 1, 1867, the Dominion of Canada had been officially declared. Charles Monck, the 4th Viscount Monck, had been appointed the Dominion's first Governor-General then and on this day opened the first Parliament of Canada at Ottawa. (By John Osborne)
James P. Taylor, The Cardinal Facts of Canadian History (Toronto, Canada: The Hunter, Rose Company, 1899), 160.