TO­DAY I N HIS­TORY

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In 1519, Holy Ro­man Em­peror Max­i­m­il­ian I died.

In 1598, the Mar­quis de La Roche was awarded a fur trad­ing mo­nop­oly in the New World by the King of France.

In 1700, Mar­guerite Bour­geoys, Canada’s first woman saint, died in Montreal.

In 1759, James Wolfe was pro­moted to ma­jor-gen­eral and com­man­der-in-chief of Bri­tish land forces for the planned in­va­sion of New France, which came later in the year. Wolfe was killed when his forces in­vaded Que­bec in Septem­ber, 1759.

In 1773, the first pub­lic mu­seum in Amer­ica was or­ga­nized, in Charleston, S.C

In 1819, St. Boni­face Col­lege was founded at Red River in what was to be­come Man­i­toba.

In 1842, the first is­sue of Prince Ed­ward Is­land’s “The Is­lan­der” was pub­lished, edited by John Inge.

In 1866, the Aero­nau­ti­cal So­ci­ety of Great Bri­tain was founded.

In 1876, Amer­i­can nov­el­ist Jack Lon­don was born. He died in 1916.

In 1910, Baroness Rosen, wife of the Rus­sian am­bas­sador to the U.S. pi­o­neered smok­ing by women in pub­lic at a White House re­cep­tion.

In 1912, the first is­sue of “The Fi­nan­cial Post” was pub­lished by John Bayne Ma­clean, who also founded “Ma­clean’s” mag­a­zine. “The Fi­nan­cial Post” is now part of the “Na­tional Post” news­pa­per.

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