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It happened on a… June 30

2020

FC Barcelona’s Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi scores his 700th career goal in a 2-2 draw against Atlético Madrid.

2019

President Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea in the Korean Demilitarized Zone meeting Kim Jong Un.

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2013

NHL Draft: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) center Nathan MacKinnon #1 pick by Colorado Avalanche.

2004

“Spider-Man 2” directed by Sam Raimi and starring Toby Maguire and Kirsten Dunst is released.

1997

The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China.

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1987

Bank of Canada stops issuing one-dollar bills, and starts replacing them with the dollar coins that come to be known as loonies.

1984

Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years.

1974

The July 4th scene from the Steven Spielberg movie “Jaws” was filmed.

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1963

Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of Roman Catholic Church.

1955

“Johnny Carson Show” debuts on CBS-TV.

1953

The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI. It sold for $3,250.

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1938

Superman 1st appears in DC Comics’ Action Comics Series issue #1.

1934

Adolf Hitler purged the Nazi Party by destroying the SA and bringing to power the SS in the “Night of the Long Knives.”

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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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