TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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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.

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