TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Barrie Examiner - - NEWS -

In 1934, Babe Ruth of the New York Yan­kees hit his 700th home run. He fin­ished his ca­reer with 714. His record held up un­til Hank Aaron sur­passed him in 1974. In 2007, Barry Bonds hit his 756th ca­reer homer to claim the record and ended the year with 762 be­fore a steroid scan­dal ef­fec­tively black­balled him from Ma­jor League Base­ball.

In 1949, the Vat­i­can threat­ened ex­com­mu­ni­ca­tion against sup­port­ers of an­tiChris­tian or ma­te­ri­al­is­tic el­e­ments of Com­mu­nism.

In 1949, the first pro­vin­cial leg­is­la­ture of New­found­land opened at St. John’s.

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