TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Delhi News-Record - - NEWS -

In 1521, Pope Leo X gave Henry VIII of Eng­land the ti­tle “Fidei De­fen­sor,” or De­fender of the Faith. Thir­teen years later, Henry sev­ered all ties with Rome to es­tab­lish the Church of Eng­land.

In 1776, the first naval bat­tle of Lake Cham­plain was fought dur­ing the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion. Amer­i­can forces un­der Brig.-Gen. Bene­dict Arnold suf­fered heavy losses but man­aged to stall Bri­tish forces led by Guy Car­leton.

In 1797, Bri­tish forces de­feated the Dutch at the bat­tle of Cam­per­down.

In 1809, just over three years af­ter the fa­mous Lewis and Clark ex­pe­di­tion ended, Meri­wether Lewis was found dead in a Ten­nessee inn, an ap­par­ent sui­cide. He was 35. In 1811, in­ven­tor John Stevens put into oper­a­tion the first steam ferry line in the world, run­ning be­tween New York City and Hobo­ken, N.J.

In 1868, Amer­i­can in­ven­tor Thomas Edison patented an elec­tric vot­ing ma­chine.

In 1869, the Red River Re­bel­lion be­gan when a group led by Adam Clark Webb at­tempted to sur­vey a field be­long­ing to An­dre Nault, a Metis, at St. Vi­tal, Man. About 20 Metis led by Louis Riel pre­vented the work and forced Webb to leave, an act which sparked con­fronta­tions be­tween Riel and the Cana­dian gov­ern­ment.

In 1881, David Hen­der­son Hous­ton patented the first roll film for cam­eras.

In 1899, the Boer War be­gan. In 1911, the On­tario Hy­dro-Elec­tric Power Com­mis­sion’s trans­mis­sion sys­tem was in­cor­po­rated at Berlin, now Kitch­ener.

In 1914, Paris’ Notre Dame Cathe­dral, one of the most noted Gothic cathe­drals in Europe, was dam­aged dur­ing a First World War air raid.

In 1917, an or­der-in-coun­cil pro­hib­ited strikes and lock­outs in Canada dur­ing the First World War.

In 1942, the RCMP ship “St. Roch,” un­der the com­mand of Sgt. Henry Lar­son, ar­rived in Hal­i­fax af­ter com­plet­ing the first west-to-east cross­ing of the North­west Pas­sage. The “St. Roch,” a 31-me­tre mo­tor schooner, be­gan its voy­age in Van­cou­ver in 1940. One mem­ber of the eight-man crew died of a heart at­tack while the ship win­tered in the ice less than 80 kilo­me­tres from the mag­netic pole.

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