TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - COFFEE BREAK -

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.

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