TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1958, a two-dayIn church convention closed in Winnipeg at which the Lutheran Church of Canada was organized.
In 1961, the federal and provincial governments reached agreement on amending procedures that would give Canada the power to amend the Constitution.
In 1968, the French Foreign Ministry accepted responsibility for the activities of Phillipe Rossillon, chief of France’s committee for the defence and expansion of the French language, who just returned from a visit to Canada. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau had accused France of sending secret agents to Canada to agitate among French-language minorities.
In 1977, anti-apartheid activist Stephen Biko died shortly after his arrival in a Pretoria prison in South Africa. Police claimed he died as result of a hunger strike but evidence later showed he had massive head injuries. The death served as an international wake-up call to the brutality of the apartheid regime.