TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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In 1541, Jac­ques Cartier reached the La­chine rapids above Mon­treal on his third voy­age to Canada.

In 1672, colo­nial Amer­i­can cler­gy­man Solomon Stod­dard was or­dained pas­tor of the Con­gre­ga­tional church in Northamp­ton, Mass., at age 29. He re­mained at this pul­pit for the next 57 years. From 1727, un­til his death in 1729, Stod­dard was as­sisted by his grand­son, Jonathan Ed­wards.

In 1777, Gen. Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton’s Amer­i­can troops were de­feated in the “Bat­tle of Brandy­wine” by a Bri­tish force un­der Sir Wil­liam Howe.

In 1888, Cana­dian Gov. Gen. Baron Stan­ley made one of the old­est sur­viv­ing record­ings. The mes­sage, a greet­ing to U.S. Pres­i­dent Grover Cleveland, was recorded at Toronto’s In­dus­trial Ex­hi­bi­tion (now the Cana­dian Na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion).

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