TODAY IN HISTORY
On this date in 1932, Foster Hewitt made his first Hockey
Night in Canada broadcast. Boston and Toronto tied 1-1.
In 1975, the iron-ore carrier “Edmund Fitzgerald” sank in a storm on Lake Superior with the loss of 29 crewmen.
In 1979, a Canadian Pacific freight train carrying deadly combustible chemicals derailed in the heart of Mississauga, Ont. Deadly chlorine gas leaked from a punctured tanker and within 24 hours, 220,000 people, most of the city’s population, had been evacuated. No lives were lost in the largest single movement of people in Canada in peacetime.