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.

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