This Day

    Another Thursday, more interesting dates in history!

    This day in:

    1870- Manitoba became a province of Canada

    1932- The body of Charles and Anne Lindbergh’s kidnapped baby was found

    1937- Britain’s King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London

    1943- Axis forces in North Africa surrendered

    1970- Harry A Blackmun was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice

    2002- Former president Jimmy Carter became the first U.S. president (in or out of office) to visit Fidel Castro’s Cuba

    2008- An estimated 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan, Gansu and Yunnan Provinces in western China and as many as 68,000 people were killed

    2012- The 2012 World Expo began in Yeosu, S. Korea

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