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2021

Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy is sentenced to three years for trying to bribe a judge.

2006

Animated film “Ice Age: The Meltdown” directed by Carlos Saldanha with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Belgium.

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1998

Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

1997

Canadian Elvis Stojko hits the first quad-triple combination jump in the history of figure-skating competition to win the Championship Series final in Hamilton, Ontario

1995

Yahoo! was incorporated.

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1986

Quebec Nordiques Peter Stastny (right) becomes just the 2nd player in NHL history to score 100 points in each of his first 6 seasons.

1977

Bank of America adopts the name VISA for its credit cards.

1973

Pink Floyd release their album “Dark Side of the Moon”.

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1972

Wilt Chamberlain the first NBA player to score 30,000 points.

1965

Gas explosion kills 28, fifteen children, in apartment complex in La Salle, Quebec.

1953

After an all-night movie and dinner session with his top advisers, Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later..

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1939

Clarence Decatur C. D. Howe opens first Trans Canada Air Lines transcontinental passenger service from Montreal to Vancouver; Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce.

1872

Yellowstone becomes the world’s 1st national park.

1633

Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.

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It happened on a… April 1

2017

Bob Dylan receives his Nobel Prize for Literature at a private ceremony in Stockholm.

2004

Google Inc. announced that it would be introducing a free e-mail service called Gmail.

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1999

The Canadian territory of Nunavut was created. It was carved from the eastern part of the Northwest Territories and covered about 772,000 square miles.

1983

New York Islander Mike Bossy became the first NHL player to score 60 goals in 3 consecutive seasons.

1978

New York Islanders right wing Mike Bossy becomes first NHL rookie to score 50 goals in a season.

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1976

Apple Computer began operations.

1969

Quebec legalizes civil marriages.

1938

Nescafé introduces their flagship brand in Switzerland

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The Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, NY.

1930

“The Blue Angel” starring Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role premieres in Germany.

1924

The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.

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1905

“SOS” first adopted as a morse distress signal (· · · – – – · · ·) by German government

1891

French painter Paul Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti.

1873

British White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die.

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1748

Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre.

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We know the verdict in Gwyneth Paltrow’s case and it’s the end of a bizarre saga

It’s the end of a strange saga to say the least!

In what looked like a media circus and a grotesque Hollywood sketch at times, the civil trial of Gwyneth Paltrow, who was sued by a man who accused her of seriously injuring him during a skiing collision, ended with a favorable verdict for the star.

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The jury composed of her “peers” has indeed retained her version of events, as well as that of her children and witnesses from her clan, to the detriment of the man in question, the plaintiff, Terry Sanderson.

The latter is therefore recognized as the culprit in this case of ski accident in Utah, and ordered to pay $1 symbolic to Gwyneth Paltrow.

The jury declares that “100%” of the responsibility of the case is on Sanderson, to the great relief of Paltrow.

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The latter offered a few words to her accuser at the exit of the courthouse…

“I wish you well,” she reportedly whispered Sanderson, reports The Guardian and Entertainment Tonight.

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Donald Trump indicted, the world stopped for a minute

It is now a done deal.

While many doubted the ability of the Manhattan prosecutor to complete his case to formal charges against a former U.S. president, in this case Donald Trump, it is now a successful mission for him and his office.

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Indeed, we learned late yesterday that not only Donald Trump will be indicted for his involvement in the case of payments to the adult actress Stormy Daniels, but that no less than 30 charges could be filed against him, reported CNN in the evening.

A case that we will follow with attention, like the rest of North America and the world, of course.

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