TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1960, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev pounded on a desk with his shoe in the United Nations General Assembly.
In 1963, B.C. Lions defensive back Neil Beaumont set a CFL record with a 120-yard interception return against the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders.
In 1970, the Quebec cabinet appointed Montreal lawyer Robert Demers to negotiate terms with the FLQ (Front de liberation du Quebec) for the release of hostages James Cross and Pierre Laporte. However, negotiations soon broke down and resulted in the federal proclamation of the War Measures Act on Oct. 16. Laporte’s body was found in the trunk of a car a week later. Cross was freed unharmed in early December.
In 1973, Juan Peron was sworn in as president of Argentina and his wife Isabel became the country’s first female vice-president.