Temperate has ranged from a record high of 37.8 °C in the summers of 1986 and 2001 to a record low of -38.9 °C in 1933
Formed out of Tazewell and Putnam Counties in 1831 -- named for the French explorer Robert de LaSalle -- "Wild Bill" James Butler Hickok was born in this county at Troy Grove, IL in 1837 -- Ottawa was the site of the 1st Lincoln-Douglas Debate August 21, 1858
Bans all anti-personnel landmines (AP-mines).
Anishinaabe means "original people". Ottawa /Odawa means 'traders'. Today the Anishinaabe have two tribes, Algonquin and Ojibway/Ojibwe/Chippewa. The Ottawa are generally considered to be an offshoot of the Ojibwe tribe
Ottawa Senators defeated Winnipeg Tammany Tigers 24-1 at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, Ontario on December 5, 1925
Defeated University of Toronto Varsity Blues 10-7 at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Ontario on December 4, 1926
Ottawa Rough Riders defeated Toronto Balmy Beach 8-2 at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Ontario on November 30, 1940. Also had a rematch on December 7, 1940 where Ottawa Rough Riders defeated Toronto Balmy Beach 12-5 at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, Ontario (Only two game series in Grey Cup history with Ottawa winning 20-7 on aggregate score). The Canadian Rugby Union arranged the series after it refused to allow the WIFU (Western Interprovincial Football Union) winners, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to compete in the final. The reason for the refusal was based on the WIFU season being played under rules that varied from IRFU (Interprovincial Rugby Football Union) rules.
Ottawa Rough Riders defeated Saskatchewan Roughriders 21-14 at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Ontario on November 24, 1951
Ottawa Rough Riders defeated Edmonton Eskimos 16-6 at Empire Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia on November 26, 1960
Ottawa Rough Riders defeated Calgary Stampeders 24-21 at CNE Stadium in Toronto, Ontario on November 30, 1968. Future NFL player Vic Washington set the Grey Cup record for longest rushing touchdown at 79 yards.
Ottawa Rough Riders defeated Saskatchewan Roughriders 29-11 at Autostade (Automotive Stadium) in Montreal, Quebec on November 30, 1969
Ottawa Rough Riders defeated Edmonton Eskimos 22-18 at CNE Stadium in Toronto, Ontario on November 25, 1973
Ottawa Rough Riders defeated Saskatchewan Roughriders 23-20 at CNE Stadium in Toronto, Ontario on November 28, 1976. with 20 seconds left in the game Notre Dame University graduate Tom Clements threw a pass to tight end Tony Gabriel for the winning touchdown for Ottawa and Clements was awarded the Most Valuable Player trophy for his play in this game.
Small logging town selected by Queen Victoria
Opened in 1832 (125 miles long)
Canada’s busiest airport by airline passenger traffic