TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Sun Times (Owen Sound) - - NEWS -

In 1224, dur­ing an ex­tended pe­riod of prayer and fast­ing, it is said St. Fran­cis of As­sisi re­ceived the stig­mata (Cru­ci­fix­ion scars of Je­sus Christ) on Mount Alver­nia, in Italy. Fran­cis, the founder of the Fran­cis­cans in 1209, has been called by some the great­est of all the Chris­tian saints.

In 1810, Mex­i­cans be­gan their suc­cess­ful re­volt against Span­ish rule.

In 1858, An­drew Bonar Law, the only Bri­tish prime min­is­ter from out­side the United King­dom, was born at Rex­ton, N.B. He was prime min­is­ter in 1922. He only held the job for 109 days, re­sign­ing be­cause of ill health. He died in 1923 in Lon­don.

In 1890, the Hamil­ton Public Li­brary opened.

In 1893, Calgary was in­cor­po­rated as a city.

In 1901, the Duke and Duchess of Corn­wall and York (later King Ge­orge V and Queen Mary) be­gan a visit to Canada.

In 1908, Gen­eral Mo­tors was formed in Flint, Mich., by Wil­liam C. Du­rant.

In 1914, the first Cana­dian mil­i­tary air ser­vice, the Cana­dian Avi­a­tion Corps, was formed by Sir Sam Hughes.

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