Canadian Historical Events in September

Canadian Historical Events is a daily guide to the important events that shaped Canada to what it is today. It is a compilation of significant events for the month of September including the birth and death of famous Canadians as well as laws promulgated by authorities. The list is constantly updated to incorporate the most recent events.

Canada Historical Events in September

Day Year Event
1 1905 Alberta and Saskatchewan split from Northwest Territories and become provinces of Canada.
2 1890 The Apostolic Vicariate of British Columbia becomes the Diocese of New Westminster with Pierre-Paul Durieu as the first bishop.
3 1912 The Alberta Legislature Building was officially opened by Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn.
8 1911 Mount Royal University in Alberta officially opened.
9 1984 Pope John Paul II (Now St. John Paul II) arrived in Quebec City, the first papal visit to Canada.
13 1759 The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, also known as the Battle of Quebec, began on a plateau between the British Army and Royal Navy against the French Army, just outside the walls of Quebec City on land that was originally owned by a farmer named Abraham Martin, hence the name of the battle.
14 1998 Pope John Paul II suppressed the Diocese of of Gravelbourg in Saskatchewan, merged it with the Archdiocese of Regina and made the Our Lady of Assumption Cathedral as Co-Cathedral.
17 1984 Brian Mulroney becomes the 18th prime minister.
18 1895 Birth: John Diefenbaker, the 13th prime minister of Canada.
19 1908 The Diocese of New Westminster in British Columbia was elevated to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Vancouver.
19 2020 Death: John Turner, the 17th prime minister of Canada
20 1987 Pope John Paul II (Now Saint John Paul II) visited Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories to dialogue with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples in a spiritual celebration.
22 1871 Then Diocese of Saint-Boniface in Manitoba was raised to a metropolitan archdiocese with Alexandre-Antonin Taché as the first archbishop.
23 1873 Establishment of the Canadian Labour Union to represent all labour unions in Canada.
25 1926 William Lyon Mackenzie King starts his second term as prime minister of Canada
26 1826 Bytown, the former name of the capital city of Ottawa, was established as a settlement and named after Colonel John By who was instrumental of building the Rideau Canal in the area.
26 1907 Establishment of Newfoundland as a British dominion in eastern North America.
28 2000 Death: Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, the 15th prime minister of Canada
29 1848 Saint Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto was consecrated.
30 1842 The Catholic Diocese of Saint John in New Brunswick was established with William Dollard as its first bishop.

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