TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - COFFE BREAK -

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.

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