TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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In A.D. 64, the Great Fire of Rome be­gan.

In 1536, the English Par­lia­ment passed an act declar­ing the au­thor­ity of the pope void in Eng­land.

In 1739, a cen­sus put Canada’s pop­u­la­tion at 42,701. Canada has the dis­tinc­tion of com­plet­ing the first modern-day head-count in an area larger than a city. That oc­curred in 1666, when the pop­u­la­tion of New France was recorded at 3,215.

In 1812, the use of the se­cret bal­lot was in­tro­duced in Bri­tain.

In 1817, English nov­el­ist Jane Austen died at age 41.

In 1853, the On­tario, Sim­coe and Huron Union Rail­road be­gan op­er­at­ing be­tween Toronto and Brant­ford, Ont.

In 1870, the Vat­i­can I Ec­u­meni­cal Coun­cil is­sued the procla­ma­tion “Pas­tor Aeter­nus,” declar­ing the pope’s pri­macy and in­fal­li­bil­ity in de­cid­ing faith and moral mat­ters. Few Protes­tants agree with this doc­trine.

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