TODAY IN history
On this date:
In 1535, the printing of the rst English-language Bible was completed in London.
In 1824, the Federal Republic of Mexico was proclaimed.
In 1851, a freak gale o the coast of Prince Edward Island destroyed 100 U.S. shing vessels and killed at least 130 shermen.
In 1905, Orville Wright made the rst ight of over 30 minutes.
In 1927, the rst air-mail service in Canada was inaugurated.
In 1939, Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis declared in an election campaign that a vote for him would be a “vote for autonomy against conscription.’’
In 1952, the first external pacemaker was fitted to David Schwartz to control his heartbeats. The first internal pacemaker was not fitted until 1958.
In 1963, hurricane Flora killed 5,000 people in Haiti and 1,000 in Cuba.
In 1965, Pope Paul VI visited New York and made a plea for peace to the United Nations. At the same time, he published a document exonerating the Jews of all blame in the death of Jesus Christ.
In 1971, it was announced that oil and natural gas had been discovered on Sable Island, N.S.
In 1978, funeral services were held at the Vatican for Pope John Paul I, who died ve days earlier after only 34 days in o ce.