On This Date – September 2011

September 1, 2011 by Legion Magazine

September 1, 1905: Alberta and Saskatchewan join Confederation.

September 2, 1998: Swissair flight 111 bound for Geneva crashes into the Atlantic a few kilometres off the shore of Peggy Cove, N.S. All 229 people on board perish; a major recovery effort is launched.

Canadian infantry unit on foot and in convoy passing through an Italian village.

Canadian infantry unit on foot and in convoy passing through an Italian village.
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September 3, 1943: The Allied invasion of mainland Italy begins.

Around Headquarters of the 1st Division at Valcartier Camp.

Around Headquarters of the 1st Division at Valcartier Camp.
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September 4, 1914: The military camp at Valcartier, Que., swells with 32,000 men and 8,000 horses.

September 5, 1918: The Royal Canadian Navy Air Service is authorized to operate United States Navy air stations in Nova Scotia.

September 6, 1952: The CBC inaugurates Canada’s first domestic television broadcast service.

September 7-9, 1939: In reaction to British and French declarations of war against Germany, Canada’s Parliament meets in special session, and on Sept. 9 pledges support to Britain and France. The next day, Britain announces Canada has declared war on Germany.

September 10-12, 1944: Under command of 1st Canadian Army, 1st British Corps captures the Channel port of Le Havre in Operation Astonia.

September 13, 1915: After 2nd Canadian Division is raised, a Canadian army corps consisting of two divisions is formed under command of Lieutenant-General E.A.H. Alderson.

September 14, 1960: The level of violence is escalating in the Congo following a military coup.

Installation of Major General Georges P. Vanier as Governor-General of Canada.

Installation of Major General Georges P. Vanier as Governor-General of Canada.
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September 15, 1959: Georges Vanier begins his term as Governor General.

September 16, 1974: The RCMP accepts female officers—thirty-two are sworn in. The announcement to begin accepting applications came the previous May.

German soldiers surrendering to the 31st Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers (R.C.E.).

German soldiers surrendering to the 31st Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers (R.C.E.).
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September 17, 1944: The 8th and 9th Canadian Infantry Brigades capture the port of Boulogne under Operation Wellhit.

September 18, 1961: The remains of United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold are identified following a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia.

September 19, 1980: 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.

September 20, 1987: The Pope (John Paul II) visits Fort Simpson, N.W.T.

Private Stanley Rodgers of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, resting en route to Rimini.

Private Stanley Rodgers of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, resting en route to Rimini.
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September 21, 1944: Greek and Canadian troops enter Rimini, Italy.

September 22, 1941: University air training squadrons are formed.

September 23, 1915: The Canadian Corps now boasts 1,354 officers and 36,522 men.

Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis (centre).

Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis (centre).
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September 24, 1939: Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis calls and election, stating that a “vote for him is a vote for autonomy against conscription.”

September 25, 1950: Three months after it fell to North Korean forces, United Nations forces have taken control of Seoul, the capital of South Korea.

September 26, 1939: Britain proposes that Canada be responsible for training Commonwealth airmen.

September 27, 2005: Governor General Michaëlle Jean is appointed.

September 28, 2000: Former Canadian prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau dies.

September 29, 1979: Pope John Paul II calls on the people of Ireland to end violence and return to peace.

September 30, 1938: Following a conference in Germany, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returns to England with a non-aggression pact signed by Adolf Hitler.

For ‘ON THIS DATE’ October Events, come back to legionmagazine.com on October 1st, 2011

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