TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - COFFEE BREAK -

On this date in 2013. for­mer South African pres­i­dent Nel­son Man­del. who be­came one of the World's most beloved states­men and a colos­sus of the 20th cen­tur Nhen he emerged from 27 years n prison to ne­go­ti­ate an end to apartheid, died at a e 95.

In 1999. for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Pierre Trudeau was named 'he cen­tury's top news­maker n The Cana­dian Press sur­vey f news­pa­per ed­i­tors and road cast­ers.

In 2008.101 Simpso was sen­tenced to 33 years in prison nd was re­leased on pa­role af­ter ine years. for kid­nap­ping and rob­bing two sports mem­o­ra­bilia eal­ers at gun­point in a Las Ve­gas otel room in Se t. 2007.

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