September 28th in
Canadian History

Every September 28th Canadians remember the 1972 Summit Series. But as the following list indicates, September 28th is a very important day in Canadian history for several other reasons as well....
September 28th . . .
2000 Montreal, Quebec - Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau passes away at age 80. He suffered from Parkinson's and prostate cancer..
1996 Quebec Quebec - Lucien Bouchard rejects hard-liners in the Parti Quebecois who want a unilingual Quebec..
1995 Montreal Quebec - Alcan Aluminium Ltd. takes after-tax charge of $280 million; writes down investment in scrapped Kemano hydroelectric project in British Columbia; company to seek compensation from BC.
1995 Quebec - Quebec Southern Railway starts operating former CP short lines from Lennoxville to St-Jean, Brookport to Wells River, Vt., Farnham to Ste-Rosalie Jct. and Stanbridge.
1993 Montreal Quebec - Bell Canada announces 5,000 job cuts.
1993 Montreal Quebec - Expo Dennis Martinez beats the Marlins, becoming the 7th pitcher in history to win 100 games in both the American and National Leagues.
1992 Montreal Quebec - CROP poll released today says No vote in Quebec is 49%; Yes vote 37%; Undecided 14%.
1992 Pittsburg Pennsylvania - Mario Lemieux signs a contract with the NHL Penguins worth $42 million over 7 years.
1982 Moncton, New Brunswick - L'Evangeline of Moncton shuts its doors; only French-language newspaper east of Quebec.
1982 PEI - James Matthew Lee 1937- leads Progressive Conservatives to reelection victory in Prince Edward Island, wins 22 of 32 seats.

Ottawa Ontario - Supreme Court of Canada rules 7-2 that Prime Minister Trudeau's unilateral constitutional plan is strictly legal; Parliament can act alone to patriate the BNA Act. The new constitution, brought home without provincial consent, was signed by the Queen on July 1st, 1982.

1978 Banff Alberta - World Energy Conference opens in Banff.
1971 Toronto Ontario - Margaret Birch appointed a minister without portfolio; first woman named to an Ontario cabinet.
1970 Ottawa Ontario - Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada issued.
1969 Montreal Quebec - FLQ terrorist bomb explodes at the home of Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau.
1968 Hudson Hope, BC - BC Premier W. A. C. Bennett 1900-1979 opens Dr. Gordon M. Shrum Powerhouse at $485 million Peace River hydro-electric project.
1962 Vandenberg AFB, California - Canada launches its first orbiting satellite, Alouette 1, on a Delta rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base; weighs 320 lbs, cost $2.9 million; to study ionosphere from 1000 km in space; joint project of Defence Research Board and Canadian electronics industry.
1959 Ottawa Ontario - Last regularly scheduled CPR steam train leaves Ottawa's Union Station.
1945 Calgary Alberta - Calgary Bronks football team changes its name to the Calgary Stampeders.
1942 Kiska Alaska - Canadian war planes make first attacks on Japanese forces on Kiska Island in the Aleutians.
1930 Montreal Quebec - Monument to Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine unveiled in Parc LaFontaine.
1929 Edmonton Alberta - Joe Hess of the University of Alberta makes the first interception return for a touchdown in Canadian football.
1929 Churchill Manitoba - Hudson Bay Railway reaches its northern terminus at Churchill; originally operated by Canadian National on behalf of the Government; became part of the CN system in 1951, then privately run.
1960 Prescott Ontario - Opening of new 'Seaway Skyway' bridge from Prescott to Ogdensburg, New York.
1899 Dawson Yukon - Opening of telegraph service to Dawson from BC.
1892 Fredericton New Brunswick - New Brunswick abolishes Legislative Assembly; upper house.
1885 Montreal Quebec - Rioting breaks out in Montreal against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
1872 Quebec Quebec - George-Etienne Cartier departs for London to get treatment for Bright's Disease; he will die there.
1869 Quebec Quebec - Quebec sculptor Louis-Philippe Hébert sails for Italy to continue his studies.
1869 Ottawa Ontario - George-Etienne Cartier makes a speech supporting the British connection against Canadian independence.
1869 Ottawa Ontario - William McDougall appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Rupert's Land and NWT; will be stopped by the Metis at the border.
1857 Cambridge Ontario - Great Western Railroad opens from Galt to Guelph.
1867 Toronto Ontario - Toronto officially becomes the capital of Ontario.
1854 London England - Edward Belcher 1799-1877 arrives in England; all captains court martialled and honourably discharged or acquitted.
1843 Montreal Quebec - Opening of third session of first Parliament of United Canada; meets until Dec. 9; 60 of 84 members; new duty on American horses, cattle & grain, to match US tariff.
1813 Toronto Ontario - British defeated in York Bay naval battle.
1793 Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario - Upper Canada legislature passes decree that all slave children born in Upper Canada after this date were to become free at age 25.
1737 Montreal Quebec - Marguerite d'Youville leases the 'Le Verrier' house in Montreal.
1685 Quebec - Smallpox epidemic breaks out in New France.
1663 Quebec Quebec - Sovereign Council forbids selling or giving liquor and firearms to the Indians.
1535 Lac St-Pierre, Quebec - Jacques Cartier crosses Lac St-Pierre on his way to Montreal.

Also See

 - Did Team Canada Save Pierre Trudeau? 
   - Trudeau wasn't the only one to ride on coattails
   - Trudeau, Brezhnev used hockey for political gains
What Else Happened In September 1972?
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