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It happened on a… July 1

2021

Britain’s Princes William and Harry unveil statue to their mother Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday, at Kensington Palace.

2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin wins national referendum allowing longer presidential terms of office.

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2015

Greece becomes 1st developed country to default on debt to the International Monetary Fund (1.7 billion).

1996

Canadian NHL franchise Winnipeg Jets officially moves to Arizona, renamed the Phoenix Coyotes.

1980

“O Canada” was proclaimed the national anthem of Canada.

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1979

Sony introduced the Walkman.

1969

Britain’s Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales.

1966

CTV station CFTO-TV transmits first colour television in Canada.

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1958

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.

1916

Coca-Cola brings current coke formula to the market.

1905

Albert Einstein introduces his theory of special relativity.

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1903

Tour de France: Inaugural race begins in Montgeron, a south-eastern suburb of Paris.

1867

Proclamation of the British North America Act, creating the Dominion of Canada, out of Upper Canada (now Ontario, with its capital at Toronto), Lower Canada (now Quebec, with its capital at Quebec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

1858

1st Canadian coins minted (1, 5, 10 and 20 cent).

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It happened on a… November 28

2015

British boxer Tyson Fury beats Ukrainian Vladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision to win WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO, The Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight titles; ends Klitschko’s 9 year reign as champion.

2012

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” 1st of the Hobbit film series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Wellington, New Zealand.

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2010

WikiLeaks released to the public more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables. About 100,000 were marked “secret” or “confidential.”

1990

Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Britain.

1989

Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci arrived in New York after escaping her homeland through Hungary.

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1975

Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins.

1934

Montreal Symphony Orchestra gives first performance.

1925

NHL goalie Georges Vézina collapses in a game; dies of tuberculosis 4 months later; tended goal for the Canadiens 1910-25 without missing a game; Canadiens donated the Vézina Trophy to the NHL in his honour.

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1670

Pierre Corneille’s “Tite et Berenice” premieres in Paris.

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It happened on a… November 27

2017

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement.

2013

“Frozen”, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released.

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2006

The Canadian House of Commons approves a motion tabled by Prime Minister Stephen Harper recognizing the Québécois as a nation within Canada.

2005

The first partial human face transplant (Isabelle Dinoire) is completed in Amiens, France.

1967

The Beatles release their album “Magical Mystery Tour”.

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1961

Gordie Howe becomes the first hockey pro to play in 1,000 NHL games.

1920

“The Mask of Zorro” directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks is shown in New York – 1st American superhero film.

1895

Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel’s will establishes the Nobel Prize.

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1861

First streetcars in Montreal make their debut.

1779

The College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania. It was the first legally recognized university in America.

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Celine Dion: New biography reveals new secrets

Céline Dion is yet again the talk of the town, as another biography about her has just been released.

La vraie histoire, a book written by two French authors, Laurence Pieau and Hervé Tropéa, reveal new aspects of the career, personal life and health of the international star.

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Revelations about René Angélil, René-Charles Angélil and about Céline Dion herself have been the talk of the town for a few days now, but also in Europe.

The biographical book in question, available now, seems complete and well elaborated, benefiting from research that is said to be exhaustive and professional.

Moreover, as reported by the Journal de Montréal, according to Hervé Tropéa, Celine would suffer from a problem of muscle spasms, which would delay her return on stage.

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A book, published at Robert Laffont, which does not go unnoticed in any case!

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