TODAY IN HISTORY
On this d ay in 2010, Jonathan Duhamelof Bouchervile, Que. won the World Series of Poker title and $8.94 milion, becoming the first Canad ian to take the no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event in Las Vegas.
In 1975, Wiliam Eustace, an ironworker, leapt off the top of Toronto’s CN Tower and mad e a successfulparachute jump.
In 1990, the Greenpeace ship “Rainbow Warrior” escaped from the Spanish port of ElFerralwhere it was being held on $140,000 bond . It was in custod y because of its interference with Spanish whaling operations.