The 8th and 9th Canadian Infantry Brigades capture the port of Boulogne under Operation Wellhit.
Commencement of ill-fated Operation Market Garden, a bold attempt by Allied forces to bring the Second World War to an end by crossing the Rhine using a combined airborne drop and armoured advance.
The remains of United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold are identified following a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia.
The Superpowers—the United States and U.S.S.R. have agreed to reduce the number of their nuclear war heads.
United States X Corps begins to encircle Seoul, South Korea. Communist forces flee as Eighth Army advances to the north and west.
It is announced that Terry Fox will become the youngest Canadian to receive the country’s highest civilian award—the Companion of the Order of Canada.
While on escort duty His Majesty’s Canadian Ship St. Croix is torpedoed and sunk south of Iceland by U-305. Five officers and 76 others are picked up by His Majesty’s Ship Itchen, but the British ship is lost two days later.
A huge blast from a car bomb kills at least 20 and injures many more at the United States Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.
The Pope (John Paul II) visits Fort Simpson, N.W.T.
American forces raid the village of Gananoque in the Thousand Islands east of Kingston, Ont.
Greek and Canadian troops enter Rimini, Italy.
University air training squadrons are formed.
After an abortive attempt to break into the Breskens Pocket on Sept. 13, the Algonquin Regiment is again badly damaged while attempting to gain access to the pocket via the Isabella polder.
The Canadian Corps now boasts 1,354 officers and 36,522 men.
A fire on the British warship Glasgow kills eight.