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In September, the total value of building permits issued decreased by 6.5 per cent to $8.3 billion. This is mostly due to a decline in the residential sector. The largest decline was in Quebec. Only four provinces saw gains, with the largest increase in Alberta.
1620: The Pilgrims sight Cape Cod.
1828: In Vienna, Composer Franz Schubert dies of syphilis at age 31.
1863: Lincoln delivers the "Gettysburg Address" at the dedication of the National Cemetery at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg.
1897: The Great "City Fire" in London.
1905: 100 people drown in the English Channel as the steamer Hilda sinks.
1911: New York receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy.
1926: Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union.
1942: Soviet forces take the offensive at Stalingrad.
1949: Prince Ranier III is crowned 30th Monarch of Monaco.
1952: Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe.
1969: Apollo 12 touches down on the moon.
1973: New York stock market takes sharpest drop in 19 years.
1976: Patty Hearst is released from prison on $1.5 million bail.
1985: In the largest civil verdict in U.S. history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco.
1985: U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, meet for the first time.
1990: Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning Girl You Know Its True album.
1996: Canada's Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril arrives in Africa to lead a multinational force policing Zaire.
1998: U.S. House of Representatives begins impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton.
2010: New Zealand suffers its worst mining disaster since 1914 when the first of four explosions occurs at the Pike River Mine; 29 people are killed.