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In addition to 82,000 net new jobs created in Canada in August, another 53,000 were added in September, according to Statistics Canada’s latest Labour Force Survey report. In total over the past two months, Canada has seen more than 135,000 jobs created.
1555: The Protestant martyrs Bishop Hugh Latimer and Bishop Nicholas Ridley are burned at the stake for heresy in England.
1701: Yale University is founded as the Collegiate School of Kilingworth, Connecticut by Congregationalists who consider Harvard too liberal.
1793: Queen Marie Antoinette is beheaded by guillotine during the French Revolution.
1901: President Theodore Roosevelt incites controversy by inviting black leader Booker T. Washington to the White House.
1934: Mao Tse-tung decides to abandon his base in Kiangsi due to attacks from Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists. With his pregnant wife and about 30,000 Red Army troops, he sets out on the "Long March."
1946: Ten Nazi war criminals are hanged in Nuremberg, Germany.
1969: The New York Mets win the World Series four games to one over the heavily-favored Baltimore Orioles.
1984: A baboon heart is transplanted into 15-day-old Baby Fae – the first transplant of the kind – at Loma Linda University Medical Center, California. Baby Fae lives until November 15.
1995: The Million Man March for A Day of Atonement takes place in Washington, D.C.
1998: General Augusto Pinochet, former dictator of Chile, arrested in London for extradition on murder charges.
2002: Inaugural opening of Bibliotheca Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt., a modern library and cultural center commemorating the famed Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity.