TODAY IN HISTORY
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.