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It happened on a… August 2

2020

SpaceX Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken splashes down in the Gulf of Mexico, 1st commercial crewed mission.

2019

Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran’s Divide tour becomes the most attended and highest grossing tour of all time overtaking U2 after 893 days on the road.

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2018

Apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value

2017

New crypto-currency Bitcoin Cash is created via a hard-fork of Bitcoin’s blockchain technology and brand.

2008

“Breaking Dawn”, 4th book in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight Saga” is published by Little Brown at midnight with a print run of 3.7 million copies.

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1990

Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.

1961

The Beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool’s Cavern Club.

1939

Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear weapon.

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1934

Adolf Hitler becomes commander-in-chief of German armed forces.

1918

The first general strike in Canadian history takes place in Vancouver.

1892

Charles A. Wheeler patented the first escalator.

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1870

Tower Subway, the world’s first underground tube railway, opens in London, England, United Kingdom.

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It happened on a… December 8

2020

The UK begins vaccinating for COVID-19 using the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

2010

With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft..

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2000

Mario Lemieux announced to the Pittsburgh Penguins that he planned to return to the National Hockey League (NHL) as a player at age 35. He would be the first modern owner-player in U.S. pro sports.

1991

Russia, Byelorussia and Ukraine declared the Soviet national government to be dead. They forged a new alliance to be known as the Commonwealth of Independent States. The act was denounced by Russian President Gorbachev as unconstitutional.

1987

Flyers’ Ron Hextall becomes 1st goalie to actually score a goal.

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Mafia mobster Frank Cotroni sentenced to 8 years in prison.

1980

John Lennon is murdered by Mark David Chapman in front of The Dakota in New York City.

1978

“The Deer Hunter”, starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep, premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1979)

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1956

XVI Summer Olympic Games close in Melbourne, Australia; start of an Olympic tradition – amidst international tensions, athletes mingle together, parade.

1941

US and Britain declare war on Japan, US enters World War II.

1852

Université Laval receives a royal charter; founded by Bishop Laval in 1663 as the Seminary of Quebec; North America’s oldest French University.

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1813

Ludwig van Beethoven’s 7th Symphony in A, premieres in Vienna with Beethoven conducting.

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It happened on a… December 7

2020

Bob Dylan sells his entire songwriting catalog of more than 600 songs to the Universal Music Publishing Group for over $300 million

2017

Naples’ pizza spinning given UNESCO intangible heritage status along with Germany’s organ music, Kyrgystan’s Kok boru and India’s Kumbh festival.

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2003

The Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

1988

Palestine Liberation Organization delegation lead by Yasser Arafat proclaims the State of Palestine, recognizing the existence of the State of Israel for the first time.

1986

President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Haiti.

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1979

“Star Trek: The Motion Picture” first movie of the series premieres directed by Robert Wise, starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.

1973

Paul McCartney & Wings release “Band on the Run” in the UK.

1972

Apollo 17 launched, the final manned lunar landing mission.

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1961

Jean Béliveau appointed Captain of the NHL Canadiens.

1941

Imperial Japanese Navy with 353 planes attack the US fleet at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii, killing 2,403 people.

Canada the first of the Western allies to declare war on Japan, Finland, Hungary, and Rumania; shortly after Japanese bomb US base at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. US, Britain and other allied countries follow the next day.

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1925

Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 150-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 25 and 2/5 seconds. He went on to play “Tarzan” in several movies.

1787

Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. constitution becoming the first of the United States.

1677

Benediction and opening of the Quebec Seminary.

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After six years of abstinence, Drew Barrymore is ready for love

It is during her show The Drew Barrymore Show that the star confided on this intimate aspect of her life.

Drew Barrymore has indeed returned to her recent revelations, while she had candidly admitted to come out of six years of abstinence since her divorce, revealing this time during a discussion with her friend Whoopi Goldberg to be now ready for love!

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“Because it had been so many years, I started to get a little worried, like I was too good at being alone!”, Barrymore notably launches during the interview.

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Whoopi even gave her some encouragement!

“Maybe a hit and run is the way to go, for now (…)”

Recall that last October, Barrymore posted on a blog in which she explained that she has not been in an intimate relationship for several years, since her divorce in 2016, an ordeal that has been very difficult for her.

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In any case, we wish her much happiness!

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