TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1869, the Red River Rebellion began when a group led by Ada m Clark Webb attempted to survey a field belonging to
Andre Nault, a Metis, at St. Vital, Man. About 20 Metis led by Louis
Riel, (above), prevented the work and forced Webb to leave, an act which sparked confrontations between Riel and the Canadian government.
In 1975, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” was broadcast forthe first time. George Carlin was the guest host.
In 1984, Pittsburgh Penguins centre Mario Lemieux made his debut in the NHL against the Boston Bruins. He scored a goal on his first shot on his first shift.