TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Tillsonburg News - - NEWS -

In 1483, Martin Luther, the Au­gus­tinian monk who be­came the founder and leader of the Ger­man Ref­or­ma­tion, was born in Eisleben, Sax­ony.

In 1775, the U.S. Marines were or­ga­nized un­der the au­thor­ity of the Con­ti­nen­tal Congress.

In 1796, Rus­sian Em­press Cather­ine the Great died.

In 1852, Par­lia­ment was dis­solved at Que­bec, ow­ing to an out­break of cholera.

In 1853, the Great Western Rail­way line, run­ning 69 kilo­me­tres from the Ni­a­gara Sus­pen­sion Bridge to Hamil­ton, was opened.

In 1856, a tele­graph line was opened be­tween New­found­land and New York.

In 1871, one of his­tory’s great­est searches ended when Amer­i­can news­man Henry Mor­ton Stan­ley found Bri­tish ex­plorer Dr. David Liv­ing­stone at Ujiji in cen­tral Africa. Stan­ley’s fa­mous ques­tion, “Dr. Liv­ing­stone, I pre­sume?” were the first words Liv­ing­stone had heard from a white man in five years. Stan­ley had been com­mis­sioned by the New York Her­ald to find Liv­ing­stone, who had been feared dead for four years.

In 1932, Foster He­witt made his first Hockey Night in Canada broad­cast. Bos­ton and Toronto tied 1-1.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.