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RE­QUIRED READ­ING

On this date, in 1960, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-win­ning novel “To Kill a Mock­ing­bird’’ was first pub­lished.

PES­TI­CIDE BAN

On this date, in 2000, Hal­i­fax be­came the first Cana­dian city to ban pes­ti­cides on lawns – a mea­sure to be phased in over four years.

AN­CIENT TREA­SURE

On this date, in 1975, ar­chae­ol­o­gists work­ing near the an­cient Chi­nese city of Xian un­cov­ered a huge col­lec­tion of 6,000 ter­ra­cotta war­riors. They were built to guard the tomb of an an­cient em­peror.

AS­TUTE SIGN­ING

On this date, in 1978, the In­di­anapo­lis Rac­ers of the World Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion signed a 17year-old cen­tre from Sault Ste. Marie of the On­tario Hockey League. His name was Wayne Gret­zky.

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