TO­DAY IN his­tory

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In 1535, the print­ing of the rst English-lan­guage Bi­ble was com­pleted in Lon­don.

In 1824, the Fed­eral Repub­lic of Mex­ico was pro­claimed.

In 1851, a freak gale o the coast of Prince Ed­ward Is­land de­stroyed 100 U.S. shing ves­sels and killed at least 130 sher­men.

In 1905, Orville Wright made the rst ight of over 30 min­utes.

In 1927, the rst air-mail ser­vice in Canada was in­au­gu­rated.

In 1939, Que­bec Premier Mau­rice Du­p­lessis de­clared in an elec­tion cam­paign that a vote for him would be a “vote for au­ton­omy against con­scrip­tion.’’

In 1952, the first ex­ter­nal pace­maker was fit­ted to David Schwartz to con­trol his heart­beats. The first in­ter­nal pace­maker was not fit­ted un­til 1958.

In 1963, hur­ri­cane Flora killed 5,000 peo­ple in Haiti and 1,000 in Cuba.

In 1965, Pope Paul VI vis­ited New York and made a plea for peace to the United Na­tions. At the same time, he pub­lished a doc­u­ment ex­on­er­at­ing the Jews of all blame in the death of Je­sus Christ.

In 1971, it was an­nounced that oil and nat­u­ral gas had been dis­cov­ered on Sable Is­land, N.S.

In 1978, fu­neral ser­vices were held at the Vat­i­can for Pope John Paul I, who died ve days ear­lier af­ter only 34 days in o ce.

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