About three years ago, I made a dumb mistake of not checking the need for a Schengen visa when booking the cheapest Lufthansa flight to go home from the US. This flight included 2 layovers. Having flown through Europe with single layovers before, I didn't think that 2 layovers would make any difference.
Obviously, I was young and naive and got stopped at my first layover and sent back since I couldn't travel to my second layover on the same flight without having a Schengen visa.
Now my question is: does that count as getting deported from that first country? Do I need to report that in my future Visa applications (where they ask if you ever got deported? or overstayed?). I don't have any proof of what happened on paper other than the entry stamp to the first airport: Geneva Intl: imgur.com/SDJX8LD ?
EDIT: The visa application I submitted recently that included such a question was the Canadian transit visa. They had a simple YES/NO question about deportation to which I responded by "NO". Should I update that somehow?
UPDATE: I double-checked the application and it mentions refusal of entry as well. Accordingly, I will have to cancel that application and do a new one (since no way to update). Thanks for the help nonetheless.