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THE KING IS DEAD
On this date in 1952, King George VI died of cancer at the age of 56. His eldest daughter succeeded him as Queen Elizabeth II.
On this date in 1971, astronaut Alan Shepard used a six-iron to hit golf balls on the moon during the Apollo 14 mission.
On this date in 2014, Jay Leno bid farewell to “The Tonight Show” for a second time, making way for “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon, who took the show back to New York.
On this date in 1901, the federal Conservative caucus elected Robert Borden as their new leader. Borden, who was born in Grand-Pre, Nova Scotia but over his political career had constituencies both there and in Ontario, served as prime minister from 1911 to 1920, guiding the country through the First World War.