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The largest monthly job loss in the Canadian economy was reported since the November financial crisis. This has pressed the unemployment rate higher and elevated the possibility that the Bank of Canada may cut interest rates in 2020.
1258: Hulagu, a Mongol leader, seizes Baghdad, bringing an end to the Abbasid caliphate.
1799: Napoleon Bonaparte leaves Cairo, Egypt, for Syria, at the head of 13,000 men.
1814: Napoleon personally directs lightning strikes against enemy columns advancing toward Paris, beginning with a victory over the Russians at Champaubert.
1846: Led by religious leader Brigham Young, the first Mormons begin a long westward exodus from Nauvoo, Il., to Utah.
1904: Russia and Japan declare war on each other.
1915: President Wilson blasts the British for using the U.S. flag on merchant ships to deceive the Germans.
1939: Japanese occupy island of Hainan in French Indochina.
1941: Iceland is attacked by German planes.
1941: London severs diplomatic relations with Romania.
1942: The war halts civilian car production at Ford.
1945: B-29s hit the Tokyo area.
1955: Bell Aircraft displays a fixed-wing vertical takeoff plane.
1960: Adolph Coors, the beer brewer, is kidnapped in Golden, Colo.
1966: Protester David Miller is convicted of burning his draft card.
1979: The Metropolitan Museum announces the first major theft in its 110-year history, $150,000 Greek marble head.
1986: The largest Mafia trial in history, with 474 defendants, opens in Palermo, Italy.