TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Toronto Sun - - COFFEE BREAK -

In 2003, Johnny Miles, the Cape Bre­ton-born run­ner who shocked the world by twice win­ning the Bos­ton Marathon in the 1920s, died in Hamil­ton at age 96.

In 2012, PM Stephen Harper an­nounced the con­struc­tion of a new $1-bil­lion bridge be­tween Wind­sor, Ont., and Detroit. (It was later an­nounced it will be named the “Gordie Howe In­ter­na­tional Bridge” af­ter the hockey star.)

In 1992, U.S. Vice-Pres­i­dent Dan Quayle, re­ly­ing on a faulty flash card at a spell­ing bee, in­structed a Tren­ton, N.J., el­e­men­tary school stu­dent to spell potato with an “e” on the end.

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