TODAY IN HISTORY
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.