On This Day in Canada’s History (September 28)

On this day in Canada

Below are the major events that occurred in Canada’s history on this day, September 28:

  • 1867: Toronto becomes Ontario’s capital

Credit: Canadian Stamp News

  • 1929 1st CF interception return for a touchdown (Joe Hess-U of Alberta)
  • 1945 Calgary Bronks changes its name to Stampeders

Credit: Stampeders.com

  • 1962: 1st Canadian satellite, Alouette (Canada), launched

Credit: Canadian Space Agency 

  • 1972 Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series

Credit: HHOF

  • 1980 Australian Williams driver Alan Jones wins the Canadian Grand Prix to  clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship 

 Credit: Wikipedia 

Source: OnThisDay.com

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