TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - COFFEE BREAK -

On this date in 1812, Bri­tish and Cana­dian forces un­der Gen­eral

Sir Isaac Brock de­feated the U.S. army at Queens ton Height son the Ni­a­gara fron­tier. Brock was ki led dur­ing the fight­ing. Al­most 1,000 Amer­i­cans were taken pris­oner while the vic­tors lost only 2 8 kile d and 77 wounded. The vic­tory helped to raise the morale ofthe in­hab­i­tants of Up­per Canada and con­vince them that they could re­sist con­quest by their larger neighbour.

In 2 015, giant panda Er Shun gave birth to two cubs at the Toronto Zoo, the first giant pan­das to be born in Canada. Er Shun and m ale panda Da Mao are on loan from China un­til 2023.

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