TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Ottawa Sun - - COFFEE BREAK -

In 1918, the First World War of­fi­cially ended on Ar­mistice Day and hos­til­i­ties ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. More than 595,000 Cana­di­ans en­listed, of whom 422,000 served over­seas. Fol­low­ing the Sec­ond World War, Ar­mistice Day was changed to Re­mem­brance Day, which com­mem­o­rates all the Cana­dian men and women who died in the Boer War, two world wars, the Korean War and in other ac­tions for the United Na­tions. In 1994, an il­lus­trated man­u­script known as the “Codex Ham­mer” by Leonardo Da Vinci, which pre­dicted sub­marines, steam en­gines and snorkels, was sold at a record price of US$30.8 mil­lion. The buyer was Bill Gates of Mi­crosoft Corp. In 2003, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roy Hal­la­day won the Amer­i­can League Cy Young Award.

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