TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - COFFEE BREAK -

On this date in 1932, Fos­ter He­witt made his first Hockey Night in Canada broad­cast. Bos­ton and Toronto tied 1-1. In 1975, the iron-ore car­rier “Ed­mund Fitzger­ald” sank in a storm on Lake Su­pe­rior with the loss of 29 crew­men.

In 1979, a Cana­dian Pa­cific freight train car­ry­ing deadly com­bustible chem­i­cals de­railed in the heart of Mis­sis­sauga, Ont. Deadly chlo­rine gas leaked from a punc­tured tanker and within 24 hours, 220,000 peo­ple, most of the city’s pop­u­la­tion, had been evac­u­ated. No lives were lost in the largest sin­gle move­ment of peo­ple in Canada in peace­time.

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