On This Day in Canada’s History (September 29)

On this day in Canada

Below are the major events that occurred in Canada’s history on this day, September 29:

  • 1930: The first Canadian football game was played between Hamilton and UBC under light 

  • 1962: Alouette 1, Canada’s first satellite was launched 

  • 1988: East German athlete Christian Schenk secured the decathlon gold medal, outscoring his compatriot Torsten Voss by a remarkable 89 points. Canadian athlete Dave Steen followed in third place, trailing by an additional 71 points.

Source: OnThisDay.com


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