TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Standard (St. Catharines) - - NEWS -

In 1922, the BBC be­gan send­ing out its first daily ra­dio pro­gram from Alexan­dra Palace in Lon­don.

In 1940, dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, Ger­man bombers de­stroyed most of the English city of Coven­try.

In 1955, a four-month strike ended at the de Hav­il­land Air­craft plant in Toronto.

In 1960, the Na­tional Re­search Coun­cil an­nounced the for­ma­tion of a Med­i­cal Re­search Coun­cil.

In 1962, Sioux Rock, de­pict­ing In­dian leg­ends, was found at Port Arthur, Ont. (now part of Thun­der Bay).

In 1963, an un­der­wa­ter vol­canic erup­tion started near Ire­land. Even­tu­ally, it formed an is­land nearly two kilo­me­tres in length.

In 1969, “Apollo 12,” with three as­tro­nauts aboard, was launched for a sec­ond lu­nar land­ing.

In 1972, the Dow Jones In­dus­trial Av­er­age closed above the one-thou­sand mark for the first time.

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