TODAY IN history
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In 1776, the rst naval battle of Lake Champlain was fought during the American Revolution. American forces under Brig.-gen. Benedict Arnold su ered heavy losses but managed to stall British forces led by Guy Carleton.
In 1868, American inventor Thomas Edison patented an electric voting machine.
In 1881, David Henderson Houston patented the rst roll lm for cameras.
In 1900, Winston Churchill was rst elected to the British House of Commons.
In 1914, Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most noted Gothic cathedrals in Europe, was damaged during a First World War air raid.
In 1917, an order-in-council prohibited strikes and lockouts in Canada during the First World War.
In 1952, CFBT in Montreal carried the rst televised hockey game in Canada -- Montreal versus Detroit.
In 1960, Ottawa announced a program to help low-income families obtain rental housing.
In 1968, “Apollo 7’’ was launched by the U.S. The rst manned Apollo mission was the rst in which live television broadcasts were received from orbit. Wally Schirra, Don Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham were the astronauts aboard.