TO­DAY IN his­tory

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY -

In 1645, Wil­liam Laud, arch­bishop of Can­ter­bury and a per­se­cu­tor of the Pu­ri­tans dur­ing the reign of King Charles I, was ex­e­cuted in the Tower of Lon­don for trea­son.

In 1799, res­i­dents of Lower Canada (now Que­bec) cel­e­brated their first Thanks­giv­ing.

In 1810, Napoleon I, Em­peror of the French, di­vorced his wife, Josephine.

In 1815, Britain pro­hib­ited Amer­i­can cit­i­zens from set­tling in Canada.

In 1842, Sir Charles Bagot ar­rived in Up­per Canada to take up his post as gov­er­nor gen­eral of British North Amer­ica.

In 1882, O. P. Brigg, an Amer­i­can, re­ceived a patent for barbed wire.

In 1901, a gusher at Beau­mont, Texas, started the great Texas oil boom.

In 1918, the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives voted for fe­male suf­frage.

In 1942, the Que­bec Bar ad­mit­ted its first fe­male lawyers, El­iz­a­beth Monk and Suzanne Fil­ion.

In 1946, the United Na­tions Gen­eral As­sem­bly met for the first time in Lon­don.

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