TODAY IN HIS­TORY

The Chatham Daily News - - NEWS -

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.

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