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

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