2011: The Bank of Canada unveiled the new Polymer series of bank notes which were designed in large part, to protect against counterfeiting.
2002: A gas explosion in a Chinese coal mine kills 111 workers. Poor safety regulations in China have long made mining there an extremely hazardous occupation. Most of these disasters are barely reported, even in the Chinese media, so little effort has been made to correct the problem.
1956: Tommy Douglas leads the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (forerunner of the NDP) to a fourth consecutive majority government in the Saskatchewan election.