THINGS TO know
On this date in 1945, about $20 million in cheques were mailed as the federal government made its first family allowance payments. The money was to be used for the maintenance, care, education and advancement of children.
On this date in 1997, the Queen and Prince Philip celebrated 50 years of marriage with a garden party at Buckingham Palace. It was attended by about 4,000 couples from all over the world, including 30 from Canada. The Queen and Prince Philip have now been married for 68 years.