Today in history
In 1986, Expo 86 closed in Vancouver after a 172-day run. It drew 22 million people.
In 1987, Frank McKenna’s New Brunswick Liberals won all 58 seats in a provincial election, defeating Richard Hatfield’s Conservatives, who had been in power for 17 years.
In 1999, country singer Johnny Rodriguez was acquitted of murdering a man he accused of breaking into his home in Sabinal, Texas, the previous year. During the seven-day trial, the defence argued Rodriguez acted in self-defence.