It Happened On #18

I know most people hate Monday. It signifies the end of the weekend and the beginning of the work week. Back to the grind. 5 days away from another weekend

So here’s a Monday edition of It Happened On to make your Monday a bit more bearable

It happened on October 15 1954…Hurricane Hazel hits southern Ontario, Canada. Hazel hit hard from Jamaica to Canada, killing more than 400 people and causing over $1 billion in damages

Also on October 15 1989, Wayne Gretzky (28 years old)  broke Gordie Howe’s points record (1,850) in the final period of a game against the Edmonton Oilers. Gretzky’s record-setting goal tied the game and in overtime he scored another. The Kings won 5-4

Also on October 15 1965, in New York, David Miller became the first U.S. war protestor to burn his draft card in direct violation of a law forbidding such acts. The FBI arrested him. Miller was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to two years imprisonment

Monday may stink, but at least you don’t have to worry about a hurricane (hopefully) or being drafted


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