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It happened on a… July 19

2020

World Formula 1 drivers champion Lewis Hamilton wins a record 8th Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of wins at a single circuit (French GP).

2018

Airbus Beluga XL, painted to look like the whale, makes its first flight, landing in Toulouse-Blagnac, France.

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2017

“Depacito” by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee becomes the most streamed song ever, played 4.6 billion times.

2013

Selena Gomez releases her debut solo studio album “Stars Dance”.

2007

TV drama “Mad Men” debuts starring Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss and Vincent Kartheiser on cable network AMC.

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1996

26th Olympic Games open in Atlanta, Georgia.

1990

Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion.

1980

Canada joins the USA and other nations in protesting the invasion of Afganistan, by boycotting the 22nd Olympiad, opening today in Moscow; 81 other nations and 5,326 competitors attend; until August 3.

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1952

XV Summer Olympic Games open in Helsinki, Finland.

1946

Marilyn Monroe acted in her first screen test.

1941

Tom and Jerry first appear under their own names in cartoon “The Midnight Snack” by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

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1918

Start of Spanish flu epidemic that will kill over 30,000 people in Canada.

1903

Maurice Garin wins the first Tour de France.

1869

Louis Riel speaks at a meeting of Metis residents about rights, setting in motion the events now referred to as the Red River Rebellion.

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1821

Start of excavation of the Lachine Canal.

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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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