TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Winnipeg Sun - - COFFEE BREAK -

On this day in 2011, Swiss bank­ing giant UBS said a rogue trader caused it an es­ti­mated loss of $2 bil­lion, stun­ning a be­lea­guered bank­ing in­dus­try that has proven vul­ner­a­ble to unau­tho­rized trades. Po­lice in London ar­rested Kweku Adoboli, 31, in con­nec­tion with the loss. (He was sen­tenced to seven years in prison.)

In 1960, Mau­rice “Rocket” Richard an­nounced his re­tire­ment from hockey af­ter play­ing 18 sea­sons with the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens. Richard was the great­est goal-scorer of his era, with a reg­u­lar sea­son to­tal of 544 and he once scored 50 goals in 50 games.

In 1995, St. Louis Car­di­nals Gold Glove short­stop Ozzie Smith sets record of 1,554 dou­ble plays.

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