TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Standard (St. Catharines) - - NEWS -

In 1882, the steamer “Asia” sank in Ge­or­gian Bay dur­ing a fierce gale, claim­ing 126 lives.

In 1901, Theodore Roo­sevelt be­came pres­i­dent of the United States af­ter Pres­i­dent Wil­liam McKin­ley died eight days af­ter be­ing shot by an an­ar­chist in Buf­falo, N.Y.

In 1926, the fed­eral Lib­eral party, led by Wil­liam Lyon Macken­zie King, de­feated the Con­ser­va­tives un­der Arthur Meighen in a gen­eral elec­tion.

In 1936, Cana­di­ans Harry Rich­man and Robert Mer­rill com­pleted the first At­lantic round-trip by air.

In 1936, Dorothea Palmer, a nurse, was ar­rested and charged with dis­tribut­ing birth con­trol medicine and in­for­ma­tion in Eastview, Ont., a pre­dom­i­nantly French-speak­ing, low-in­come sub­urb of Ot­tawa. Her lawyers ar­gued that her work was not for profit but “for the pub­lic good.” She was ac­quit­ted of all charges.

In 1959, the Soviet space probe “Luna 2” be­came the first man­made ob­ject to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lu­nar sur­face.

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