TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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in 1752, a gov­ern­ment pam­phlet in Hal­i­fax be­came the first book pub­lished in Canada.

in 1780, Jean-An­toine Aide-Cre­quy, the first Cana­dian-born pain­ter, died in Que­bec City.

in 1803, Cana­dian au­thor Su­sanna Moodie, whose works in­cluded “Rough­ing

It In the Bush,” was born.

in 1863, Amer­i­can chemist Charles Hall, who found a way to cheaply ex­tract alu­minum from its ore, was born in Thomp­son, Ohio. His dis­cov­ery trans­formed alu­minum from a pre­cious metal to a ma­te­rial with nu­mer­ous ev­ery­day uses. Hall also co-founded the in­dus­trial gi­ant now called Al­coa.

in 1873, the first in­ter­na­tional in­ter­col­le­giate foot­ball game was played in New Haven, Conn. Yale de­feated Eton (Eng­land) 2-1.

in 1907, the worst min­ing dis­as­ter in U.S. his­tory oc­curred as 362 men and boys died in a coal mine ex­plo­sion in Monon­gah, West Va.

in 1907, Cana­dian pain­ter R. York Wil­son was born.

in 1907, the first recorded flight in Canada took place when Thomas Sel­fridge rose about 51 me­tres into the air in a kite de­signed by Alexan­der Gra­ham Bell.

in 1917, Fin­land pro­claimed its in­de­pen­dence from Rus­sia.

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