TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1918, the First World War officially ended on Armistice Day and hostilities ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. More than 595,000 Canadians enlisted, of whom 422,000 served overseas. Following the
Second World War, Armistice Day was changed to Remembrance Day, which commemorates all the Canadian men and women who died in the Boer War, two world wars, the Korean War and in other actions for the United Nations.
In 1994, an illustrated manuscript known as the “Codex Hammer” by
Leonardo Da Vinci, which predicted submarines, steam engines and snorkels, was sold at a record price of US$30.8 million. The buyer was Bill
Gates of Microsoft Corp.
In 2003, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher
Roy Halladay won the American League Cy Young Award.