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It happened on a… December 22

2020

Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi scores his 644th goal for FC Barcelona during 3-0 win over Real Valladolid to break Pele’s record for most goals for one club; Pele, 643 goals for Santos 1956-74.

1997

Scotty Bowman’s Red Wings beat the Boston Bruins, 4-2 giving him 200 wins with Detroit, and making him the first NHL coach to record 200 wins with 3 different teams; also Montreal and Buffalo

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1996

Brett Hull scores his 500 career goals; with father Bobby Hull, first father/son combo to each record 500 goals

1990

Lech Walesa was sworn in as Poland’s first popularly elected president.

1989

Romania’s hard-line Communist ruler, Nicolae Ceausescu, was overthrown in a popular uprising.

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1984

Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” single goes #1 for 6 weeks.

1932

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers 1st joint movie “Flying Down to Rio,” directed by Thornton Freeland, premieres in NYC.

1895

German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen made the first X-ray, of his wife’s hand.

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1894

Claude Debussy’s first orchestral masterpiece “Prélude à l’apres-midi d’un faune” premieres in Paris

1882

1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison.

1877

Formerly a branch of the Université Laval de Québec, the Université de Montréal officially opened its door.

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1808

Ludwig van Beethoven conducts and performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, with the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto (performed by Beethoven himself) and Choral Fantasy (with Beethoven at the piano).

1666

The French Academy of Sciences, founded by Louis XIV with Jean-Baptiste Colbert first meets in the Kings Library

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It happened on a… May 28

2021

Discovery of a mass grave with the remains of 215 children from Kamloops Indian Residential School announced by First Nation in British Columbia.

2017

Tom Dumoulin wins the 100th Giro d’Italia in Milan, 1st Dutchman to win.

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2006

Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the MLB all-time list.

1995

Indianapolis 500: Jacques Villeneuve wins in 3:15:17.561 (247.221 km/h).

1976

29th Cannes Film Festival: “Taxi Driver” directed by Martin Scorsese, with Robert De Niro, wins the Palme d’Or.

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1961

Amnesty International, a human rights organization, was founded.

1937

Volkswagen (VW), the German automobile manufacturer was founded.

1934

The Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario, to Olivia and Elzire Dionne. The babies were the first quintuplets to survive infancy.

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1929

Warner Brothers debuted “On With The Show” in New York City. It was the first all-color-talking picture.

1928

Chrysler Corporation merged with Dodge Brothers, Inc.

1889

Édouard and André Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company.

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1845

Fire in Quebec, Canada, 1,500 houses destroyed.

1742

1st indoor swimming pool, the Bagnio, opens (Goodman’s Fields, London)

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It happened on a… May 27

2021

“Friends” reunion screens, 17 years after the TV sitcom series ended.

2020

America’s COVID-19 death toll passes 100,000 equal to number of US servicemen and women killed in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan put together.

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2018

South Korean boy band BTS are the first K-pop group to top the Billboard 200 with their album “Love Yourself: Tear”.

2005

DreamWorks releases computer-animated film “Madagascar” with voices by Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

1999

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.

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1995

In Charlottesville, VA, Christopher Reeve was paralyzed after being thrown from his horse during a jumping event.

1977

The Sex Pistols release “God Save the Queen”, sparking major controversy and leading to a ban on the song by the BBC

Pierre Elliott Trudeau agrees to separation with wife Margaret; retains custody of three children.

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1969

Construction of Walt Disney World began in Florida.

1968

Major League Baseball’s National League awards Montreal the first franchise in Canada and the first franchise outside the United States. (the Montreal Expos)

1944

Jean-Paul Sartre’s “Huis Clos” premieres in Paris.

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1940

British and Allied forces begin the evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII.

1937

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opens to pedestrians.

1936

RMS Queen Mary leaves Southampton for NY on maiden voyage.

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1933

Walt Disney’s short film “3 Little Pigs” released (Academy Award Best Animated film 1934).

1703

Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great.

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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly: you can’t stop a heart from loving!

There seems to have been new twists in the love life of singer MGK and actress Megan Fox.

Indeed, in a recent TMZ publication, Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly were spotted together again.

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The photos suggest that the two celebrities are intimate again… to say the least!

This would put a stop to the rumors of their separation, once again, while sowing some excitement among fans of both stars as to the development of this flamboyant and explosive relationship.

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