Born: February 5, 1976, Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
Significant events occurring on February 5 in Canada in the year:
1796: Lt. John Graves Simcoe officially opens Yonge Street in the town of York (Toronto).
1805: Openlng of the 4th Parliament of Lower Canada.
1808: Assembly of Lower Canada members dispute the oath of Ezekiel Hart, the first Jew elected to a Canadian legislature, as invalid when he refuses to be sworn in under the Christian Oath of Office, and substitutes the word "Jewish" for "Christian", Québec.
1829: McGill University opens in Montreal.
1946: Racing schooner Bluenose, working as a banana freighter, founders and sinks the day after striking a reef off Haiti.
1989: Hobbema boxer Danny Stonewalker wins the Canadian Light-Heavyweight title. Hobbema, Alberta.
1996: Ontario's Shania Twain named best new country artist at the American Music Awards. Los Angeles, California.