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On This Day in History - January 17, 2014

On this day in America in 1961, President Eisenhower warned the nation against the rise of the military-industrial complex in his farewell address to the nation. Also on this day in America in 1950, the almost perfect crime was committed by eleven thieves who broke into Boston's Brinks Armored Company and stole just under 3 million dollars without leaving any clues. However, after pulling off the perfect crime the thieves began arguing amongst themselves over how to divide their booty and began ratting each other out, resulting in all eleven eventually being convicted. Also on this day in America in 1942, "The Greatest," who is the only three-time heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Lastly, on this day in America in 1706, one of the greatest founding fathers ever and co-drafter of the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

On this day in Canada in 1974, Pauline McGibbon takes office as Canada's first female Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, becoming the first female to hold a vice-regal post in Canada. Also on this day in Canada in 1884, Mack Sennett, the "King of Comedy," was born in Richmond, Quebec. Also on this day in Canada in 1929, world class NHL goaltender and winner of six Stanley Cups and seven Vezinas, Jacques Plante was born in Montreal, Quebec. Lastly on this day in Canada in 1962, world famous comedian Jim Carey was born in Newmarket, Ontario.

"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
                                                                                                                      - Marcus Garvey
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