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.

In 1921, “Buzz” Beurl­ing was born. The Cana­dian fly­ing ace shot down 28 en­emy planes in four months dur­ing the Sec­ond World War. He died in a 1948 plane crash in Italy.

In 1921, Agnes Macphail, a 30-year-old teacher, be­came Canada’s first fe­male mem­ber of Par­lia­ment.

In 1922, the Ir­ish Free State was pro­claimed.

In 1927, Ot­tawa city coun­cil ap­proved the in­stal­la­tion of the city’s first au­to­matic traf­fic light con­trol sys­tem.

In 1957, the first Amer­i­can at­tempt at putting a satel­lite into or­bit blew up on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

In 1965, Pope Paul VI an­nounced plans for an ex­tra­or­di­nary ju­bilee pe­riod to be cel­e­brated by the Ro­man Catholic Church from Jan. 1 to May 29, 1966. The Feast of Pen­te­cost Ju­bilee was a pe­riod of spe­cial grace for Catholics as they be­came fa­mil­iar with the de­ci­sions of the Sec­ond Vat­i­can Coun­cil. The Vat­i­can also an­nounced that the Pope had given per­mis­sion for the pub­li­ca­tion of all doc­u­ments in Vat­i­can ar­chives con­cern­ing the Sec­ond World War.

In 1971, Prime Min­is­ter Pierre Trudeau and U.S. Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon met in Wash­ing­ton to dis­cuss eco­nomic pol­icy.

In 1982, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion that Que­bec never had a veto over amend­ments to Canada’s Con­sti­tu­tion, thus re­ject­ing one of the prov­ince’s his­tor­i­cal claims to spe­cial sta­tus.

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