Government of New Brunswick

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip begin their Canadian tour in Moncton. On September 25 they visit Fredericton to participate in a public ceremony marking the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the province.



September 24, 1765 The Township of Hopewell is established.
September 24, 1984 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip begin their Canadian tour in Moncton. On September 25 they visit Fredericton to participate in a public ceremony marking the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the province.
September 24, 1918 The "Patriotic Potato Scandal" inquiry opens in the Saint John County Court House. After almost three years of inquiry, a tale unfolds of patronage, perjury, cover-ups, incompetence, and many other forms of political corruption.
September 25, 1933 Senator Pascal Poirier dies in Ottawa (Ontario). Born in Shediac, Poirier was the first Acadian appointed to Canada’s Senate, and devoted much of his life to helping preserve the history and language of Acadia.
September 25, 1975 The New Brunswick Government agrees to put Bricklin Canada Ltd. into receivership, after the company loses an estimated $23 million in its attempt to produce a revolutionary new sports car.
September 26, 1709 Abbé Jean-Louis Le Loutre is born in Morlaix (France). Ordained in Paris (France), Father Le Loutre first arrives in Acadia in 1737, later becoming one of the most popular missionaries known in Acadia.
September 27, 1783 The “Fall Fleet” of Loyalist evacuations out of New York arrive in St. John harbour - too late in the season to reach their designated land grants, or to prepare for the approaching winter.
September 27, 1982 The last issue of "L'Évangeline" is published. The Maritime's most influential French-language newspaper first appeared in 1887 and became a daily publication on September 12, 1949.
September 28, 1943 Escaped POW and German U-boat ace, Wolfgang Heyda, is captured at Maisonnette Point while attempting a rendez-vous with German submarine U-536 in Chaleur Bay.
September 28, 1918 Milton F. Gregg, of Mountain Dale, earns the Victoria Cross near Cambrai (France). Although wounded twice, he leads his men against enemy trenches, personally capturing 12 machine-gun nests. In spite of his wounds he leads a third attack on October 1.
September 29, 1868 Sister St. Jean-de-Goto (Amanda Viger) and five other members of the nursing order “The Religious Hospitalliers of Saint Joseph”, arrive at Tracadie from Montreal (Quebec) – called to New Brunswick to care for leprosy patients.
September 29, 1834 The Honourable Ward Chipman Jr., of Saint John, is appointed Chief Justice of New Brunswick.
September 30, 1842 The Roman Catholic Diocese of New Brunswick is established by Pope Gregory XVI, and in 1843, Father William Dollard becomes the first Bishop of New Brunswick.
September 30, 1697 King William's War ends with the Treaty of Ryswick, which returns all of Acadia to France. New Englanders are displeased, but by 1702 the Spanish War erupts in Europe and Massachusetts again launches an attempt to reconquer Acadia.
September 30, 1767 British naval officer, Captain William Owen, is granted the Great Outer Island of Passamaquoddy. In honour of his friend, Lord William Campbell, the Governor of Nova Scotia, Owen names his island “Campo Bello”.
September 30, 1946 The last passenger steamboat to ply the river St. John, the “D.J. Purdy”, makes her final trip from Fredericton. She ends her days beached as a dance hall at Gondola Point and burns in 1948.
September 30, 1764 “The Halifax Gazette” reports that at about 12 o’clock noon a very severe shock of an earthquake was felt at the mouth of the river St. John.