TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - COFFEE BREAK -

On this date in 1842, Sir Charles Bagot ar­rived in Up­per Canada to take up his post as gover­nor gen­eral of Bri­tish North Amer­ica.

In 1863, the Lon­don Un­der­ground, the old­est sub­way sys­tem in the world, opened. The first trains -- us­ing steam lo­co­mo­tives that burned coke and later coal -- be­gan run­ning from Padding­ton to Far­ring­don in the City of Lon­don, to­talling seven stops over 6.4 kilo­me­tres.

In 2004, po­lice seized the big­gest in­door mar­i­juana op­er­a­tion ever found in Canada at a closed-down M ol­son’s brew­ery in Bar­rie, Ont.

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