TO­DAy IN HIS­TORy

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In AD 374, Am­brose, an early church fa­ther, was con­se­crated Bishop of Mi­lan, Italy. His in­flu­en­tial works on the­ol­ogy and ethics made him -- along with Jerome, Au­gus­tine, and Gre­gory the Great -- one of the “four doc­tors” of the West­ern (Latin) Church.

In 1661, un­der pres­sure from the Bri­tish Par­lia­ment, the Amer­i­can colony of Mas­sachusetts sus­pended its Cor­po­ral Pun­ish­ment Act of 1656, which had im­posed harsh penal­ties on Quak­ers and other re­li­gious Non­con­formists.

In 1729, 1.2 mil­lion hectares -in­clud­ing Nor­folk, Went­worth and Haldimand coun­ties of On­tario -- were sur­ren­dered by the Mis­sis­sauga In­di­ans.

In 1770, Sa­muel Hearne left the Prince of Wales Fort at Hud­son Bay on an ex­pe­di­tion that would make him the first Euro­pean to see the Arc­tic Ocean.

In 1787, Delaware be­came the first U.S. state.

In 1829, the Bri­tish rulers of In­dia out­lawed the cus­tom of sut­tee -- the im­mo­la­tion of wi­d­ows on their hus­bands’ fu­neral pyres.

In 1837, the re­bel­lion in Up­per Canada erupted into vi­o­lence when gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials were shot at Mont­gomery’s Tavern just out­side Toronto.

In 1876, the Cana­dian steamship “North­ern Light” be­gan the first reg­u­lar ser­vice from P.E.I. to the main­land.

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