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Today in History

2018-08-10

On this day in 1966, the Heron Road Bridge collapsed while being built, killing nine workers in the deadliest construction accident in both Ottawa and Ontario.

 

On this day in 1988, U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese Americans who were either interned in or relocated by the United States during World War II.

 

On this day in 2003, 2003 European heat wave: The highest temperature ever recorded in the United Kingdom, 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) in Kent, England. It was the first time the United Kingdom has recorded a temperature over 100 °F (38 °C).