TO­DAY IN his­tory

On Oc­to­ber 25

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY -

In 1147, the armies of the Sec­ond Cru­sade were de­stroyed by the Sara­cens at Do­ry­laeum in mod­ern Turkey. The Cru­saders went on with fruit­less cam­paigns against Da­m­as­cus, Syria.

In 1951, Mon­treal be­came the first Cana­dian city to reach a pop­u­la­tion of more than one mil­lion.

In 1962, Amer­i­can au­thor John Stein­beck was awarded the No­bel Prize in lit­er­a­ture.

In 1978, the Cana­dian Union of Postal Work­ers ended a na­tional strike that be­gan Oct. 12 when postal work­ers in Char­lot­te­town and Mon­treal walked off the job.

In 2010, Canada’s Omar Khadr abruptly with­drew his not guilty plea and en­tered a guilty plea to war-crimes charges in the death of a U.S. spe­cial forces soldier in Afghanistan eight years ago. Un­der the plea agree­ment, he would be­gin serv­ing his eightyear sen­tence in an Amer­i­can prison, but per­mit­ted to ap­ply for a trans­fer to Canada af­ter the first year.

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