TODAY IN HISTORY
On this date in 2013, a 10-ton meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains, with its sonic booms shattering countless windows, damaging buildings and vehicles and injuring over 1,500 people.
In 1950, Canadian price controls, introduced during the Second World War, were lifted on all goods.
In 1980, Iran complained at the UN that Canada had abused diplomatic privilege by hiding six Americans, then smuggling them out of Iran. The so-called “Canadian Caper” took place after radical Iranian students seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and a 444day hostage incident ensued.