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It happened on a… August 1

2018

Swedish crown jewels stolen in heist from Strängnäs Cathedral, Stockholm.

2005

Stieg Larsson’s novel “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (first of the Millennium series) is published posthumously in Sweden.

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1999

Petronas Towers officially opened in Kuala Lumpur.

1996

George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel “A Game of Thrones”, the first in his series “A Song of Ice and Fire”.

1987

Mike Tyson outpoints Tony Tucker in 12 in a heavyweight boxing unification matchup in Las Vegas, first to own all 3 major belts WBA, WBC and IBF at the same time.

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1981

MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.

1976

XXI Summer Olympic Games, Montreal, Canada: Officially close.

1960

Aretha Franklins 1st recording session

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1957

US and Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).

1941

The first Jeep is produced.

1936

Adolf Hitler presided over the Olympic games as they opened in Berlin.

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1900

The 1st Michelin Guide is published by the brothers Édouard and André Michelin as a hotel and restaurant reference guide to encourage more road travel and thus boost tire sales (exact date beyond Aug 1900 unknown).

1831

London Bridge opens to traffic.

1793

France becomes 1st country to use the metric system.

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1792

First issue of The Quebec Magazine; first in Canada.

1774

English chemist Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen.

1639

Marie de l’Incarnation Guyart arrives in Quebec to found a convent and hospital of Ursuline nuns (Sisters of the Hôtel-Dieu) in the Lower Town of Quebec; first hospital in North America.

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1619

The first black Americans (20) arrived at Jamestown, VA.

1498

Christopher Columbus lands on “Isla Santa” (Venezuela).

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It happened on a… December 4

2018

Ownership group Seattle Hockey Partners led by billionaire businessman Davis Bonderman is unanimously granted an NHL license by the Board of Governors; to start play 2020-21 season at KeyArena.

2017

US Supreme Court allows President Trump’s travel ban to come into effect for 6 mostly Muslim countries.

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1991

Pan American World Airways, one of the largest international airlines in the United States for much of the 20th century, ceases operations.

1980

English rock group Led Zeppelin officially disbands, following the death of drummer John Bonham on September 25.

1954

The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida.

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1909

The University of Toronto beats Toronto Parkdale, 26-6, in the 1st Grey Cup game, before 3,807 fans.

J. Ambrose O’Brien founds the Canadian Athletic Club; in 1917 will be a founding member of the NHL, as the Club de Hockey Canadien (CHC).

1791

Britain’s Observer newspaper was first published.

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1665

Jean Racine’s “Alexandre le Grand” premieres in Paris.

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Metallica back at the Olympic Stadium!

The mythical band Metallica will launch its 11th album on April 14th and it will be called 72 Seasons.

A first track entitled Lux Æterna has been dropped on this Monday (November 28th), and it is very striking.

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On top of that, the metal band that has been rolling its hump since the 80’s has announced that it will offer two shows at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, on August 11th and 13th!

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Let’s remember that 30 years ago, on August 8, 1992, Metallica was at the Olympic Stadium with Guns N’ Roses and that this concert marked the imagination of the fans and the history of rock in Quebec.

The pyrotechnic incident that burned James Hetfield and the attitude of Axl Rose, who suddenly stopped the performance of Guns N’ Roses, had even caused a riot in Montreal!

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In addition to these two concerts in Montreal, Metallica will be in Amsterdam, Mexico City, Munich, Warsaw and Madrid, and will return to Canada in 2024, near Edmonton.

Note that Pantera will be opening for the show scheduled on August 11.

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$300M per year for Cristiano Ronaldo!

After his recent departure from Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo received a monstrous offer of 173 million pounds (279M$ Canadian) per year from the Saudi club Al Nassr.

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This proposal offers the new free agent the possibility of becoming the highest paid sportsman in the history of sport.

However, according to information delivered by SunSport, Ronaldo would have declined this proposal because he still wants to play in the Champions League. He would have spit on this mountain of cash!

Ronaldo has also revealed his refusal to join a team in Saudi Arabia, which offered him 3 million pounds per week, last summer. We can therefore certify that there is not only money that motivates the 37-year-old star.

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Inter Miami, an MLS club owned by David Beckham, would also like to hire Ronaldo. It is known that MLS is a league that welcomes players of this caliber once their career in Europe is slowed down due to the “age” factor.

No matter. For now, Cristiano Ronaldo’s priority was to attend the FIFA World Cup in Qatar with Portugal.

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