TODAY IN HISTORY
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.