TODAY IN HISTORY
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.