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Truro Daily News - - COLCHESTER COUNTY -

In 1571, Jo­hannes Ke­pler, the German as­tronomer who con­firmed Coper­ni­cus’ the­ory that the Earth and plan­ets re­volve around the sun in el­lip­ti­cal or­bits, was born.

In 1789, the first stage­coach ser­vice in Up­per Canada (now On­tario) be­gan between Queen­ston and Fort Erie.

In 1831, nat­u­ral­ist Charles Dar­win set out on a round-the-world voy­age aboard “HMS Bea­gle.’’

In 1845, ether was ad­min­is­tered dur­ing child­birth for the first time in Jef­fer­son, Georgia. Dr. C.W. Long used it dur­ing the de­liv­ery of his wife’s sec­ond child.

In 1867, provin­cial leg­is­la­tures in On­tario and Que­bec held their first ses­sions, the first provinces to do so fol­low­ing Con­fed­er­a­tion.

In 1869, the first is­sue of the “Ot­tawa Free Press’’ was pub­lished.

In 1900, U.S. pro­hi­bi­tion­ist Car­rie Na­tion staged her first hatchet raid on a sa­loon. She marched into a ho­tel bar in Wi­chita, Kan., smashed bot­tles and threw rocks at a nude paint­ing of Cleopa­tra.

In 1927, Leon Trot­sky was ex­pelled from the Soviet Com­mu­nist Party, mark­ing a vic­tory by Josef Stalin in their power strug­gle.

In 1945, 28 na­tions signed an agree­ment cre­at­ing the World Bank.

In 1958, Amer­i­can physicist James Van Allen re­ported the discovery of a sec­ond ra­di­a­tion belt around the Earth, in ad­di­tion to one found ear­lier in the year.

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