TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Delhi News-Record - - NEWS -

In 1674, the great English poet John Mil­ton died in Lon­don. His most fa­mous work was “Par­adise Lost,” an epic poem about man’s fall from God’s grace.

In 1836, Chris­tian busi­ness trav­eller Sa­muel Hill was born.

In 1899, Hill, John Ni­chol­son and W.J. Knights co-founded the Gideons, a Chris­tian or­ga­ni­za­tion that min­is­ters through dis­tri­bu­tion of the Scrip­tures. The Gideons have placed mil­lions of Bi­bles and New Tes­ta­ments in places such as mo­tel and ho­tel rooms.

In 1860, John A. Mac­don­ald in­tro­duced the first “speak­ing tour” to Cana­dian pol­i­tics.

In 1864, the first ship­ment of lumber from Bri­tish Columbia to Aus­tralia marked the be­gin­ning of a big ex­port trade.

In 1872, the first train from Saint John, N.B., to Hal­i­fax in­au­gu­rated the In­ter­colo­nial Rail­way be­tween the two prov­inces.

In 1872, fire de­stroyed nearly 800 build­ings in Bos­ton.

In 1918, Kaiser Wil­helm ab­di­cated and Germany was pro­claimed a re­pub­lic, two days be­fore the end of the First World War.

In 1928, the Im­pe­rial Privy Coun­cil ruled that gold and sil­ver in land still held by the Hud­son’s Bay Com­pany be­longed to the Do­min­ion gov­ern­ment and not to the com­pany.

In 1935, the Congress of In­dus­trial Or­ga­ni­za­tions (CIO) was formed by the un­skilled work­ers in mass-pro­duc­tion in­dus­tries. It merged with AFL in 1955 to jointly face new de­vel­op­ments such as au­to­ma­tion.

In 1938, more than 30,000 Jews were ar­rested and syn­a­gogues and Jewish busi­nesses were de­stroyed through­out Germany in what has be­come known as “Kristall­nacht,” or “Night of the Bro­ken Glass.” Around 2,000-2,500 deaths were di­rectly or in­di­rectly at­trib­ut­able to the pogrom.

In 1942, Werner Janowski, a Ger­man se­cret agent, was ar­rested af­ter be­ing landed at the Gaspe town of New Carlisle, Que., by sub­ma­rine.

In 1945, Yu­goslavia abol­ished the monar­chy and es­tab­lished it­self as a re­pub­lic. In 1947, the United Na­tions Gen­eral Assem­bly voted to par­ti­tion Pales­tine.

In 1951, the first U.S. un­der­ground atomic bomb ex­plo­sion took place in French­man Flat, Nev.

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