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    Belleville Intelligencer (Ontario)
    April 21, 2006 Friday
    Final Edition

    Today in History

    The Canadian Press

    German air ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen was shot down and killed
    over the Western Front 88 years ago today, in 1918, during a First
    World War dogfight with Capt. Roy Brown of Carleton Place, Ont. Brown
    was a flight leader in the 209th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps.

    Also on this date in:

    - 1816, English writer Charlotte Bronte was born in Thornton,
    England. The author of Jane Eyre died in 1855.

    - 1948, William Lyon Mackenzie King set a record of service as a
    Commonwealth prime minister: 20 years, 10 months and 10 days. He
    retired the following November.

    - 2004, the Canadian parliament voted 153-68 to pass a private
    member's resolution endorsing the controversial view that the 1915
    massacre of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman troops was a