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2021

Second discovery of the remains of 761 people, mainly indigenous children announced at former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.

2006

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland – becomes fastest film to gross over 1 billion.

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1995

“Rugby World Cup final”: South Africa defeats New Zealand, Nelson Mandela presents Francois Pienaar with the Webb-Ellis trophy in an iconic post-apartheid moment.

1992

NBA Draft: LSU center Shaquille O’Neal first pick by Orlando Magic.

1991

NHL adopts the instant-replay.

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1981

“For Your Eyes Only”, 12th James Bond, starring Roger Moore and 1st drected by John Glen premieres in London.

1958

Nina Simone releases her debut jazz album “Little Girl Blue”.

1953

John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier announced their engagement.

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1901

1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris.

1880

First performance of O Canada, the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français.

1534

Jacques Cartier discovers Prince Edward Island.

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Brad Pitt suffers from a rare eye disease

Brad Pitt revealed in an interview that he suffers from prosopagnosia, a rare eye disease that causes difficulty or inability to recognize faces.

The Hollywood star revealed to GQ magazine that her symptoms go back a long way. It was in 2013 that Brad Pitt became aware of this neurovisual disorder.

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The Oscar-winning actor for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood said he worries about appearing “distant, unapproachable and self-absorbed” when he struggles to recognize faces, according to the article in the August edition of the men’s magazine.

In 2013, when he first spoke about the condition, he told Esquire magazine at the time that “so many people hate me because they think I’m disrespectful.”

In fact, when he sees a face, Brad Pitt says that the facial features are “a mystery” to him.

He adds, “I can’t grasp a face, and yet I come from design and aesthetics… That’s why I stay home,” assures the 58-year-old star.

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For years now, Brad Pitt and his ex-wife Angelina Jolie have been at war in court over various issues. The couple is in the process of divorce since 2019 and is fighting for the custody of their children. They also clash in business. The most recent dispute is in France over Chateau Miraval in Provence.

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Philadelphia Flyers’ Russian prospect sent to military base

Russian goalie Ivan Fedotov was allegedly taken by force to a military base in the north of the country when he was supposed to arrive in America to join the Philadelphia Flyers.

Ivan Fedotov, considered the best goalie in the world not to play in the National Hockey League (NHL), cannot leave his country, Russia.

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The 25-year-old was reportedly caught by law enforcement outside a St. Petersburg arena. The Fontaka website reports that he is suspected of wanting to escape the mandatory military service for all men in Russia. He is reportedly currently at the Severodvinsk military base on Russia’s northern coast.

“We have a mobilization policy that respects the laws,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov in the last hours when asked about Fedotov’s situation.

Russia planned to conscript 130,000 men for a year of military service this spring. Russians can be conscripted between the ages of 18 and 27.

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Ivan Fedotov won the silver medal with Russia at the Beijing Olympics in February and led CSKA Moscow to the Gagarin Cup in the KHL.

With the NHL draft just hours away, some teams may question the wisdom of selecting a Russian player following this incident.

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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif begins his medical residency!

It’s a go for LDT!

Another great challenge has begun for Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, as he begins his medical residency at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.

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“Second day in the books,” said the athlete on Instagram, in the caption of a photo that says it all!

LDT announced in recent weeks that he was focusing on medicine for the summer and not on his status as a free agent in the NFL, as he saw the deadline to begin his residency fast approaching.

The player-doctor could have done his residency elsewhere than in Canada, but chose to do it in Quebec.

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