TODAY IN HIS­TORY

The Observer (Sarnia) - - NEWS -

In 1948, Wil­liam Lyon Mackenzie King set a record of ser­vice as a Com­mon­wealth prime min­is­ter — 20 years, 10 months and 10 days. He re­tired the fol­low­ing Novem­ber.

In 1951, the Toronto Maple Leafs won their fourth Stan­ley Cup in five years. They beat the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens in a five-game fi­nal capped by an over­time goal by de­fence­man Bill Bar­ilko. He died in a light plane crash in north­ern On­tario four months later but the wreck­age was not found un­til 1962.

In 1956, the Canadian Congress of Labour and the Trades and Labour Congress merged to form the Canadian Labour Congress.

In 1960, Brazil in­au­gu­rated its new cap­i­tal, Brasilia, trans­fer­ring the seat of na­tional gov­ern­ment from Rio de Janeiro.

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