TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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In 1710, Eng­land gained con­trol of Nova Sco­tia when the French sur­ren­dered Port Royal.

In 1792, U.S. pres­i­dent Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton laid the cor­ner­stone of the White House.

In 1812, Bri­tish and Cana­dian forces un­der Gen­eral Sir Isaac Brock de­feated the U.S. army at Queen­ston Heights on the Ni­a­gara fron­tier. Brock was killed dur­ing the fight­ing. Al­most 1,000 Amer­i­cans were taken pris­oner while the vic­tors lost only 28 killed and 77 wounded. The vic­tory helped to raise the morale of the in­hab­i­tants of Up­per Canada and con­vince them that they could re­sist con­quest by their larger neighbour.

In 1960, Bill Maze­roski’s ninthin­ning homer gave the Pitts­burgh Pi­rates a 10-9 win over the vis­it­ing New York Yan­kees in Game Seven of the World Se­ries. It was the first homer to end a World Se­ries. (Toronto’s Joe Carter also ac­com­plished the feat in 1993).

In 1974, long­time tele­vi­sion host Ed Sullivan died in New York City at age 72.

In 1984, the “Chal­lenger’’ and its seven-mem­ber crew glided to a per­fect land­ing at Cape Canaveral, Fla. The land­ing capped two his­toric firsts dur­ing its eight-day mis­sion: Marc Garneau be­came the first Cana­dian to fly in space and Kathy Sullivan be­came the first wo­man to walk in space.

In 1987, Frank McKenna’s New Brunswick Lib­er­als won all 58 seats in a pro­vin­cial elec­tion, de­feat­ing Richard Hat­field’s Con­ser­va­tives.

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