TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1948, William Lyon Mackenzie King resigned as prime minister after holding the job longer than anyone — more than 21 years since 1921. He was succeeded by Louis St. Laurent.
In 1960, in Toronto, a four-member panel of experts decided that D.H. Lawrence’s novel “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” was not obscene within the meaning of the Criminal Code.
In 1960, the United States launched its first nuclearpowered Polaris missile submarine, “George Washington,” into the Atlantic Ocean.
In 1963, Canada and India agreed to co-operate in building a nuclear power station at Rana Pratrap Sagar, India.
In 1966, the flight of “Gemini 12” ended successfully as astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Junior splashed down safely in the Atlantic.
In 1967, Secretary of State Judy LaMarsh opened the new Museum of Science and Technology of the National Museums of Canada.
In 1969, a quarter of a million protesters staged a peaceful demonstration in Washington against the Vietnam War.