TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - NEWS -

in 1674, the great English poet John Mil­ton died in london. His most fa­mous work was “Par­adise lost,” an epic poem about man’s fall from God’s grace.

in 1836, Chris­tian busi­ness trav­eller Sa­muel Hill was born. In 1899, Hill, John Ni­chol­son and W.J. Knights co-founded the Gideons, a Chris­tian or­ga­ni­za­tion that min­is­ters through dis­tri­bu­tion of the Scrip­tures. The Gideons have placed mil­lions of Bibles and New Tes­ta­ments in places such as mo­tel and ho­tel rooms.

in 1860, John A. Mac­don­ald in­tro­duced the first “speak­ing tour” to Cana­dian pol­i­tics.

in 1864, the first ship­ment of lum­ber from Bri­tish Columbia to Aus­tralia marked the begin­ning of a big ex­port trade.

in 1872, the first train from Saint John, N.B., to Halifax in­au­gu­rated the In­ter­colo­nial Rail­way be­tween the two prov­inces.

in 1935, the Congress of In­dus­trial Or­ga­ni­za­tions (CIO) was formed by the un­skilled work­ers in masspro­duc­tion in­dus­tries. It merged with Afl in 1955 to jointly face new de­vel­op­ments such as au­to­ma­tion.

in 1942, Werner Janowski, a Ger­man se­cret agent, was ar­rested af­ter be­ing landed at the Gaspe town of New Carlisle, Que., by sub­ma­rine.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.