TODAY IN HIS­TORY

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In 1907,

Cana­dian nov­el­ist Hugh MacLen­nan was born in Glace Bay, N.S. MacLen­nan, a Rhodes scholar, won the Gov­er­nor Gen­eral’s award three times for fic­tion and twice for non-fic­tion. He is per­haps best known for his 1945 novel “Two Soli­tudes,” which ex­plores English-French ten­sions in Que­bec dur­ing the in­ter-war pe­riod. He died in 1990.

In 1909,

ac­claimed ab­stract painter Jack Bush was born in Toronto.

In 1939,

Prime Min­is­ter Mackenzie King told Par­lia­ment that Canada would con­sider any at­tack on Bri­tain an at­tack on the Com­mon­wealth.

In 1939,

Brian Mul­roney, prime min­is­ter from 1984-93, was born in Baie-Comeau, Que.

In 1944,

Lt.-Gen Henry Cr­erar be­came com­man­der of the First Cana­dian Army dur­ing the Sec­ond World War. The largest field unit ever formed by Canada also in­cluded Bri­tish, Dutch, Bel­gian and Pol­ish troops.

In 1974,

an at­tempt was made to kid­nap Princess Anne by a gun­man who fired six shots at her car. Ian Ball was later ar­rested and charged.

In 1964,

the quiz show “Jeop­ardy” de­buted on NBC. The orig­i­nal ver­sion, hosted by Art Flem­ing, ran un­til 1975. It was re­vived as a syn­di­cated show in 1984 with Cana­di­an­born Alex Tre­bek as host.

In 1964,

nov­el­ist Hugh Garner was awarded the Gov­er­nor Gen­eral’s Award for fic­tion for his col­lec­tion of short sto­ries called “The Best of Hugh Garner.”

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