TO­DAY IN his­tory

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY -

In 1893, the first elec­tric car ap­peared. Built by Dick­son’s Toronto, it could travel about 25 kilo­me­tres be­fore get­ting its bat­ter­ies recharged.

In 1954, Canada an­nounced the re­call of its re­main­ing troops from Korea.

In 1976, the first four Cana­dian women Rhodes Schol­ars were cho­sen.

In 1988, de­frocked U.S. tel­e­van­ge­list Jim Bakker was in­dicted by a fed­eral grand jury on charges of fraud.

In 2003, Cana­dian Al­liance mem­bers voted 96 per cent in favour of join­ing forces with the Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tives for a new party called the Con­ser­va­tive Party of Canada.

In 2007, a nu­clear re­ac­tor shut­down in Chalk River, Ont., caused a world­wide short­age of ra­dioac­tive iso­topes, a key in­gre­di­ent in ra­di­a­tion ther­apy.

In 2013, for­mer South African pres­i­dent Nel­son Man­dela, who be­came one of the world’s most beloved states­men and a colos­sus of the 20th cen­tury when he emerged from 27 years in prison to ne­go­ti­ate an end to apartheid, died at age 95.

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