Happy Family Day to my fellow Canadians!

1478 – George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is executed in private at the Tower of London.

1846 – Beginning of the Galician peasant revolt.

1861 – In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.

1930 – While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.

1954 – The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.

1972 – The California Supreme Court ruling in the case of People V. Anderson, 6 Cal.3d. 628 invalidates the state’s death penalty and commutes the sentences of all death row inmates to life imprisonment.

1991 – The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at Paddington station and Victoria station in London.

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