TODAY IN HISTORY
On this date in 1974, Buffalo Sabres defenceman Tim Horton died in a single-vehicle highway accident in St. Catharines, Ont. Horton was returning home from a game in Toronto. The future Hockey Hall-of-Famer was 44.
In 1927, Conn Smythe took over the Toronto St. Patricks team of the NHL and renamed them the Maple Leafs.
In 1996, “Mr. Dressup,” CBC-TV’s children show starring Ernie Coombs, taped its last episode after 29 years. Coombs made the name Mr. Dressup instantly recognizable to a generation of Canadian children.