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September 1 1980 Terry Fox ended his run near Thunder Bay, Ont. when he was diagnosed with cancer
September 2 1666 The Great Fire of London broke out, claiming thousands of homes, but only a few lives
September 3 1962 The Trans-Canada Highway, stretching from St. John's, Nfld., to Victoria, was officially opened
September 4 1781 Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers
September 5 1638 Birth of Louis XIV the Great, king of France
September 6 1952 The CBC opened the first TV broadcasting facilities in Canada
September 7 1533 Birth of Queen Elizabeth I
September 8 1999 Journalist and author Adrienne Clarkson was appointed Canada's 26th Governor General
September 9 1926 The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created
September 10 1939 Canada declared war on Germany
September 11 1862 Birth of O Henry, pen name of William Sidney Porter
September 12 1959 "Bonanza" premieres
September 13 122 Building begins on Hadrian's Wall
September 14 1981 Entertainment Tonight premiers on TV
September 15 1960 Maurice (Rocket) Richard, 39, announced his retirement from hockey after playing 18 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens
September 16 1906 Norwegian Roald Amundsen discovers magnetic South Pole
September 17 1972 "MASH" premiered on CBS-TV
September 18 1875 The Supreme Court of Canada was organized
September 19 1846 Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning elope
September 20 1973 Jim Croce singer/songwriter dies in a plane crash at 30
September 21 1937 J.R.R. Tolkien, publishes "The Hobbit"
September 22 T.A. The births of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins (Bilbo 2890 Third Age and Frodo 2968 Third Age)
September 23 1846 The planet Neptune was discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle
September 24 1896 Birth of F. Scott Fitzgerald
September 25 1888 The start of Sherlock Holmes "The Hound of the Baskervilles"
September 26 1934 British liner Queen Mary is launched
September 27 1923 Lou Gehrig's 1st homer
September 28 1066 In 1066, William the Conqueror invaded England to claim the English throne
September 29 1895 Death of Louis Pasteur
September 30 1659 Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Defoe)

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