September 13, 1759 - The Battle of the Plains of Abraham begins when British troops under General James Wolfe land at Anse-au-Foulon below Quebec City. Taken by surprise, French troops under Marquis Louis-Joseph de Montcalm are defeated. Quebec surrenders on September 18, leading to the eventual loss of New France.

September 13, 1759 - The Battle of the Plains of Abraham begins when British troops under General James Wolfe land at Anse-au-Foulon below Quebec City. Taken by surprise, French troops under Marquis Louis-Joseph de Montcalm are defeated. Quebec surrenders on September 18, leading to the eventual loss of New France.