TODAY IN HISTORY
On this date in 1812, British and Canadian forces under General
Sir Isaac Brock defeated the U.S. army at Queenston Heights on the Niagara frontier. Brock was killed during the fighting. Almost 1,000 Americans were taken prisoner while the victors lost only 28 killed and 77 wounded. The victory helped to raise the morale of the inhabitants of Upper Canada and convince them that they could resist conquest by their larger neighbour.
In 2015, giant panda Er Shun gave birth to two cubs at the Toronto Zoo, the first giant pandas to be born in Canada. Er Shun and male panda Da Mao are on loan from China until 2023.