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It happened on a… October 1

2018

New trade deal announced between United States, Canada and Mexico (USMCA), replacing NAFTA.

2017

Former NFL star O.J. Simpson is released from Nevada’s Lovelock Prison after less than 9 years of detention of his 33 year sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping.

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Amid a deepening constitutional crisis, Catalonia holds an independence referendum on seceding from Spain.

1999

Edmonton Oilers retire Wayne Gretzky’s #99 in a pre-game ceremony before a 1-1 tie v NY Rangers, the last team for which ‘The Great One’ suited up in an NHL game.

1994

The National Hockey League (NHL) team owners began a lockout of the players that lasted 103 days.

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1990

Ottawa to privatize Petro-Canada; $6.8b assets.

1988

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, effectively head of state of the Soviet Union.

1982

Marvin Gaye releases his last studio album “Midnight Love” featuring single “Sexual Healing”.

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The Sony CDP-101, world’s first commercially released Compact Disc player released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730).

EPCOT Center opens in Orlando, Florida.

1977

Brazilian soccer great Pelé plays his final game for the New York Cosmos in an exhibition against Santos in front of 75,000 at Giants Stadium; 1,281 goals in 1,363 games.

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1971

Walt Disney World opens in Bay Lake (Orlando), Florida.

1969

Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier.

1962

Johnny Carson hosts his 1st “The Tonight Show”, Joan Crawford guests.

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1961

The Beach Boys record their debut single “Surfin”, introducing a new musical style.

1933

Babe Ruth makes his final pitching appearance in MLB; pitches all 9 innings in a season ending 6-5 win v Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium; hits his 34th home run of the season in 5th inning.

1914

The first division of Canadian troops, 33,000 sail for Britain; most Canadians are volunteers, anxious to prove their loyalty to the Commonwealth.

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1908

The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.

1880

Thomas Edison began the commercial production of electric lamps.

1869

1st postcards are issued (Vienna, Austria).

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It happened on a… December 4

2018

Ownership group Seattle Hockey Partners led by billionaire businessman Davis Bonderman is unanimously granted an NHL license by the Board of Governors; to start play 2020-21 season at KeyArena.

2017

US Supreme Court allows President Trump’s travel ban to come into effect for 6 mostly Muslim countries.

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1991

Pan American World Airways, one of the largest international airlines in the United States for much of the 20th century, ceases operations.

1980

English rock group Led Zeppelin officially disbands, following the death of drummer John Bonham on September 25.

1954

The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida.

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1909

The University of Toronto beats Toronto Parkdale, 26-6, in the 1st Grey Cup game, before 3,807 fans.

J. Ambrose O’Brien founds the Canadian Athletic Club; in 1917 will be a founding member of the NHL, as the Club de Hockey Canadien (CHC).

1791

Britain’s Observer newspaper was first published.

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1665

Jean Racine’s “Alexandre le Grand” premieres in Paris.

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Metallica back at the Olympic Stadium!

The mythical band Metallica will launch its 11th album on April 14th and it will be called 72 Seasons.

A first track entitled Lux Æterna has been dropped on this Monday (November 28th), and it is very striking.

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On top of that, the metal band that has been rolling its hump since the 80’s has announced that it will offer two shows at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, on August 11th and 13th!

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Let’s remember that 30 years ago, on August 8, 1992, Metallica was at the Olympic Stadium with Guns N’ Roses and that this concert marked the imagination of the fans and the history of rock in Quebec.

The pyrotechnic incident that burned James Hetfield and the attitude of Axl Rose, who suddenly stopped the performance of Guns N’ Roses, had even caused a riot in Montreal!

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In addition to these two concerts in Montreal, Metallica will be in Amsterdam, Mexico City, Munich, Warsaw and Madrid, and will return to Canada in 2024, near Edmonton.

Note that Pantera will be opening for the show scheduled on August 11.

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$300M per year for Cristiano Ronaldo!

After his recent departure from Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo received a monstrous offer of 173 million pounds (279M$ Canadian) per year from the Saudi club Al Nassr.

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This proposal offers the new free agent the possibility of becoming the highest paid sportsman in the history of sport.

However, according to information delivered by SunSport, Ronaldo would have declined this proposal because he still wants to play in the Champions League. He would have spit on this mountain of cash!

Ronaldo has also revealed his refusal to join a team in Saudi Arabia, which offered him 3 million pounds per week, last summer. We can therefore certify that there is not only money that motivates the 37-year-old star.

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Inter Miami, an MLS club owned by David Beckham, would also like to hire Ronaldo. It is known that MLS is a league that welcomes players of this caliber once their career in Europe is slowed down due to the “age” factor.

No matter. For now, Cristiano Ronaldo’s priority was to attend the FIFA World Cup in Qatar with Portugal.

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