On This Day in Canada’s History (September 27)

Below are the major events that occurred in Canada’s history on this day, September 27:

  • 1854: Sudden and heavy fog causes two ships  (French fishing vessel SS Vesta and American passenger paddle-wheel ship SS Arctic) to collide, killing 322 people off Newfoundland

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  • 1988: Canadian sailor, Lawrence Lemieux awarded with Olympic medal in the Finn class at Seoul after abandoning the race to assist an injured Singaporean competitor while being in 2nd place.

Credit: CBC Sports

Source: OnThisDay.com

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