TODAY IN HISTORY
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.