July 23, 1914 – The Komagata Maru, chartered by Gurdit Singh Komagata Maru, is escorted out of Vancouver with 376 passengers. Vancouver, British Columbia.
“The Komagata Maru steamed into Vancouver in May 1914. Its passengers, mostly Sikhs from Punjab, India and all British subjects, challenged Canada’s Continuous Journey clause, which was put in place in part to limit immigration from non-European countries. After two months under difficult conditions, the ship and most of its passengers were forced to return to India where, in a subsequent clash with British soldiers, 19 passengers died.” (via)