September 28: Peguis dies; 'Little Black Devil' unveiled; Churchill's railway; Memorial Park opens.

September 28, 1929 - The Hudson Bay Railway reaches the town of Churchill. The line became part of CN in 1951 and today is owned by OmniTRAX.

Henderson scores ! (CP Photo)

September 28, 1972 - The final game of the Canada - Russia Super Series is played at Moscow's Luzhniki Arena.

Winnipeg was deserted. Newspapers quote bank managers and supermarket staff saying that in the middle of the afternoon there were no customers to be seen. Eaton's television department housed 200 'shoppers' for the three hour duration.

Even schools relaxed the rules. The Free Press of September 29, 1972 mentions a memo issued by the Vincent Massey Collegiate principal to teachers:

"Subject: Staff meeting, Sept. 28, 1972, 11:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. in staff room.

Particulars: Study of interpersonal relationship of Canadian and Russian citizens when they are involved in a capitalistic competitive enterprise. The study will take place in the staff room with audio-visual aids supplied by the CBC."

Foster Hewitt called the game winning goal by Paul Henderson, check out these links to hear or see his call: "Here's a shot. Henderson makes a wild stab for it and falls. Here's another shot. Right in front. They score! Henderson scores for Canada !"

For more on the series: Hockey Hall of Fame or 1972 Summit Series .com. In June 2010 a Canadian bidder paid over $1m in a U.S. auction to purchase Henderson's game jersey.

September 28th, 1898 - A block-long section of Treherne's main street, from Broadway to Smith, is razed by fire. Numerous businesses are destroyed and damage was estimated to be at least $20,000. It was believed to be arson.

September 28, 1934 - Colin Inkster, the first Sheriff of Winnipeg, dies in a fire at his cabin at Delta Marsh.

St. Peters Old Stone Church

September 28, 1864 - "William King, alias Pegowys, Chief of the Red River Indians" dies at the age of 90. Chief Peguis was seen as a peacemaker and friend to the Selkirk Settlers. He is buried at St. Peter's Dynevor church in East Selkirk MB.

Memorial Fountain
September 28, 1962 - Memorial Park and the City Hydro Fountain are officially opened on the former site of the University of Manitoba.

September 28, 1869 - The Nor'Wester, Manitoba's first newspaper ceases publication. (Also see.)

Little Black Devils Memorial
September 28, 1886 - The Little Black Devil monument is unveiled on the front lawn of city hall. It is dedicated to the volunteers of the 90th Winnipeg Battalion of Rifles (now the Royal Winnipeg Rifles) who died in the 1885 Northwest Rebellion.

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