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MAR­SHALL APOL­OGY

On this date in 1990, the Nova Sco­tia gov­ern­ment offi-cially apol­o­gized to Mem­ber-tou's Don­ald Mar­shall for his wrong­ful con­vic­tion. Mar­shall had spent 11 years in prison for a mur­der com­mit­ted in 1971. The apol­ogy came weeks after a royal com­mis­sion ex­on­er­ated Mar­shall.

SARDINE RAIN­STORM

On this date in 1986, it rained sar­dines in Ip­swich, Aus­tralia. Sci­en­tists spec­u­lated that a vi­o­lent storm caused up­drafts, which lifted the fish from shal­low wa­ters and took them up into the at­mos­phere.

NEW MU­SEUM

On this date in 2011, the Cana­dian Mu­seum of Im­mi­gra­tion at Pier 21 in Hal­i­fax opened its doors as the coun­try’s sixth na­tional mu-seum. From the late 1920s to the early 1970s, Pier 21 was Canada’s front door for more than one mil­lion im­mi­grants, refugees, troops, wartime evac­uees, war brides and their chil­dren.

NEW DEMOC­RACY

On this date in 1990, the Soviet Union’s Com­mu­nist party agreed to let al­ter­na­tive par­ties com­pete for con­trol of the coun­try. The move ended the one-party rule that had been a way of life since the 1917 Bol­she­vik Rev­o­lu­tion.

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