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