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Today in History for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

...with the Wind," starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, had its world premiere in Atlanta.In 1964, Canada's House of Commons approved dropping the country's "Red Ensign" flag in favor of a new design, the "Maple Leaf" flag.In 1965...

Due to a reporter's error, a story in Friday's Empire about a British Columbia mine misstated the titles for members of Canada's House of Commons. They are members, not ministers.
Accommodation of lies

...not have evidence of said weapons. Robin Cook, former British foreign secretary, who resigned as leader of the House of Commons to protest the war, told the BBC, "The war was sold on the basis of what was described as a pre-emptive strike...
Surrender is not always cowardly

...months after losing at Yorktown wasn't a military decision. It was a civilian matter that was debated in the British House of Commons. One of the major considerations was that the British military was spread thin. They were fighting in India and...
This Day in History of the Virgin Mary. In 1940, in his first speech as prime minister of Britain, Winston Churchill told the House of Commons, "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." In 1958, Vice President Nixon's limousine was...
This Day in History's first ethnic Indian premier. In 2004, two men hurled purple flour at British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the House of Commons. Manmohan Singh, a 71-year-old technocrat, was named India's new prime minister.
This Day in History

...6-1, 6-3, 6-2, in the Wimbledon final to win his second Grand Slam title. In the world In 1969, Canada's House of Commons gave final approval to a measure making the French language equal to English throughout the national government...
This Day in History

...killed when a Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashed near Madrid's Barajas Airport. In 1985, the British House of Commons approved the Anglo-Irish accord giving Dublin a consultative role in the governing of British-ruled Northern Ireland...
Turn the tides in your house

...out free plastic bags. Right now, Westminster Council, which presides over London, will present a bill to the House of Commons, which would apply to every London store from the smallest news-stand to Harrods. Customers will be asked to use...
Patrick Henry's words instill a love of liberty in future generations

...It forced the British Parliament to concede more rights to the King's subjects and significantly strengthened the House of Commons. The great liberators of South America - Bolivar, San Martin and O'Higgins - all marched to its drumbeat. And...


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