TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - COFFEE BREAK -

On this date in 1967, the Con­fed­er­a­tion train, a mo­bile mu­seum of Cana­dian his­tory, left Vic­to­ria , B.C. af­ter be­ing of­fi­cialy un­veiled by Sec­re­tary of State Judy LaMarsh. The train made 83 stops a cross Canada un­til Dec. 4 .

In 1899, Man­i­toba reached a record low of-5 2.8 Cel­sius (6 3-be­low Fahren­heit).

In 1923, the United States with­drew the last of its First World War troops from Ger­many.

In 1956, the first Dear Abby col­umn was pub­lished.

In 1999 , Cana­dian di­a­mond-driler Nor­bert Rein­hart re­leased af­ter 94 days by Colom­bian left­ist rebels af­tera US $70,000 ran­som was paid.

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