TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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In 1950, dur­ing the Korean con­flict, the first jet battle took place as U.S. Air Force Lieu­tenant Rus­sell J. Brown shot down a North Korean MIG-15.

In 1960, 43-year-old John F. Kennedy nar­rowly de­feated Richard Nixon for the pres­i­dency of the United States.

In 1961, Con­ser­va­tive John Ro­barts be­came pre­mier of On­tario.

In 1965, Pierre Trudeau first won a seat in the House of Com­mons, as Lib­eral mem­ber for Mount Royal, in a general elec­tion. The fu­ture prime min­is­ter held the seat un­til 1984.

In 1972, a land­mark rul­ing by a Philadel­phia judge cleared Bobby Hull to play for the Win­nipeg Jets of the World Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion. The star left winger had missed the Jets’ first 14 games while the NHL’S Chicago Black­hawks chal­lenged his de­par­ture.

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