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It happened on a… December 11

2019

Climate activist Greta Thunberg is named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

2015

“Playboy” magazine publishes its last nude issue, features Pamela Anderson on the cover.

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2014

World’s first male sex organ transplant procedure by a team from Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

2008

Bernard Madoff arrested and charged with securities fraud in $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

1997

More than 150 countries agreed at a global warming conference in Kyoto, Japan, to control the Earth’s “greenhouse gases.”

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1981

Muhammad Ali fought his last fight. He lost his 61st fight to Trevor Berbick.

1980

“Magnum P.I.” starring Tom Selleck premieres on CBS.

1964

Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech..

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1961

Elvis Presley’s “Blue Hawaii” album goes #1 & stays #1 for 20 wks.

1951

Joe DiMaggio (New York Yankees) announced his retirement from major league baseball. DiMaggio only played for the Yankees during his 13-year career.

1944

Camilien Houde (right) re-elected Mayor of Montreal after release from Camp Petawawa.

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1913

“Mona Lisa” recovered 2 years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum

1792

France’s King Louis XVI goes on trial, accused of high treason and crimes against the state.

1730

Voltaire’s “Brutus” premieres in Paris.

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It happened on a… January 27

2018

Australian Open Women’s Tennis: Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 to win her first Grand Slam title.

2010

Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple iPad.

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1984

Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial.

LA Kings end Wayne Gretzky’s NHL-record 51-game scoring streak.

1967

A fire in the Apollo 1 Command Module kills astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger B. Chaffee during a launch rehearsal.

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1961

Montreal starts to build subway, at estimated cost of $300 million; Quebec agrees to help with financing.

1956

“Heartbreak Hotel” single released by Elvis Presley, his first million-selling single.

1944

Siege of Leningrad lifted by the Wehrmacht after 880 days and more than 2 million Russians killed.

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1926

John Baird, a Scottish inventor, demonstrated a pictorial transmission machine called television.

1918

“Tarzan of the Apes”, 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater.

1880

Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp.

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1721

First regular mail coach service starts between Quebec and Montreal.

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Couche-Tard convenience stores soon to be cashier-less?

The Couche-Tard convenience store chain is currently conducting tests in one of its Montreal stores.

Don’t look for a cashier, there isn’t one.

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A bit like Amazon a few years ago, the multinational Couche-Tard is launching the robotization of its operations. In this convenience store, there is no cashier and the customer pays with his or her smartphone.

This experimental convenience store is located onMcGill University ‘s downtown campus. It is in partnership with the Retail Innovation Lab of the academic institution that the project is conducted. This unique partnership allows for cutting-edge research and testing of innovations, including frictionless technologies, to transform the customer experience like never before.

Located on the first floor of the Bronfman Pavilion, the Couche-Tard convenience store offers for the first time a contactless payment system that uses cameras throughout the store to track your purchases, without any human interaction.

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While the location is becoming the ultimate in technology, it also allows researchers at the Bensadoun School of Retail Management to test new retail strategies in a real-world setting.

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As a TikTok from the Desautels School of Business shows, the buying process is quite simple. First, you scan a QR code at the store entrance, download an app and enter your payment information, and shop. When the products are found, all that’s left to do is pay with your phone.

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It remains to be seen whether Couche-tard will follow in Amazon’s footsteps in the future by offering biometric payment…

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Diddy spends the price of a Honda Civic a day on his hair

It’s not easy to find a look that stands out from the crowd, but when you look at the rappers, it’s obvious that the inspiration rises immediately.

Obviously, these rappers take great care of their daily appearance since they are regularly in the spotlight, in front of cheering fanatics.

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The rappers’ clothing look is crucial, but the haircut, beard trimming and daily maintenance are also important.

Many of these rappers pay a fortune in grooming, as is the case, among others, of King Combs, YK Osiris or Diddy, the most legendary of this group.

Legendary Diddy is the one who spends the most to make sure his hair is always on point. The 53-year-old legend reportedly spends $5,000 a day on hair and beard maintenance. A simple haircut would cost him $1000.

It would sometimes cost him the price of a Honda Civic per week…

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In the case of YK Osiris, who is very active on social media, he doesn’t mind showing off all the money he gives to his barber every week. Like Diddy, his haircut costs him $1000…

King Combs, Diddy‘s son, also spends several sheets to get his hair cut. It also costs him 1000 dollars per cut, which proves that the thesis “the apple didn’t fall far from the tree” holds true.

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