TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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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.

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