TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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In AD 374, Am­brose, an early church fa­ther, was con­se­crated Bishop of Mi­lan, Italy. His in­flu­en­tial works on the­ol­ogy and ethics made him -- along with Jerome, Au­gus­tine, and Gre­gory the Great -- one of the “four doc­tors” of the Western (Latin) Church.

In 1661, un­der pres­sure from the Bri­tish Par­lia­ment, the Amer­i­can colony of Mas­sachusetts sus­pended its Cor­po­ral Pun­ish­ment Act of 1656, which had im­posed harsh penal­ties on Quak­ers and other re­li­gious Non­con­formists.

In 1729, 1.2 mil­lion hectares -- in­clud­ing Nor­folk, Went­worth and Haldimand coun­ties of On­tario -- were sur­ren­dered by the Mis­sis­sauga In­di­ans.

In 1770, Sa­muel Hearne left the Prince of Wales Fort at Hud­son Bay on an ex­pe­di­tion that would make him the first Euro­pean to see the Arc­tic Ocean.

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