TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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in 1694, a French Je­suit mis­sion­ary in Canada, Noel Cha­banal, was mur­dered by a rene­gade Huron. He was one of the group known as the Je­suit Mar­tyrs of North Amer­ica can­on­ized by Pope Pius XI in 1930.

in 1776, dur­ing the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War, Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton’s re­treat­ing army crossed the Delaware River from New Jersey into Penn­syl­va­nia.

in 1841, Prince Al­bert Ed­ward, later King Ed­ward VII, be­came the Prince of Wales.

in 1852, Laval Univer­sity in Que­bec City, the ear­li­est French-lan­guage univer­sity in North Amer­ica, was granted a royal char­ter. Es­tab­lished in Que­bec City, it was named af­ter Msgr. Fran­cois de Laval, the first bishop of Que­bec.

in 1869, Ti­mothy Ea­ton opened a small dry-goods store at the cor­ner of Yonge and Queen streets in Toronto. Ea­ton rev­o­lu­tion­ized the com­mer­cial prac­tice of the day by of­fer­ing sat­is­fac­tion or money re­funded. His store be­came one of the largest depart­ment stores in North Amer­ica. In Septem­ber 1999, Sears Canada an­nounced it would buy the out­stand­ing com­mon shares of the in­sol­vent Ea­ton’s.

in 1880, Al­berta’s first news­pa­per, “The Ed­mon­ton Bul­letin,” ap­peared.

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