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It happened on a… September 13

2018

Amazon live streams “Thursday Night Football” Cincinnati beats Baltimore 34-23; first all-female broadcast booth in NFL history; Andrea Kremer calls game with Hannah Storm.

2008

33rd Toronto International Film Festival: “Slumdog Millionaire” directed by Danny Boyle wins the People’s Choice Award.

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2001

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell named Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the terror attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.

1990

“Law and Order” created by Dick Wolf first premieres on NBC.

1985

Super Mario Bros game first appears, created by Shigeru Miyamoto at Nintendo.

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1977

General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)

1970

1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38.

1969

“Scooby-Doo Where are You” by Hanna-Barbera debuts on CBS in the US.

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1965

Beatles win 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964.

Beatles release “Yesterday” in North America.

1940

Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs.

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1922

In El Azizia, Libya, the highest shade temperature was recorded at 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

1759

The French were defeated by the British on the Plains of Abraham in the final French and Indian War.

1503

Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.

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It happened on a… June 3

2019

Canadian government inquiry find deaths of over 1,000 indigenous women and girls over decades who have been murdered or are missing a “national genocide”.

Jay-Z named the world’s first billionaire rapper by Forbes magazine.

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2018

Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts killing at least 110, with 332 missing and forcing the evacuation of over 3,100.

2015

Dr. Jesse Selber performs the world’s first partial-skull and scalp transplant at Houston Methodist Hospital.

2013

Lorde releases her debut single “Royals” (2014 Grammy Song of the Year).

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2001

TV drama “Six Feet Under” created by Alan Ball, starring Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall and Frances Conroy premieres on HBO.

1989

Beginning of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as Chinese troops open fire on pro-democracy supporters in Beijing.

Official opening of SkyDome, Toronto’s $500 million domed stadium; 50,000 baseball fans soaked by rain when retractable roof opens.

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1985

“Larry King Live” debuts on CNN.

1937

The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, married Wallis Warfield Simpson.

1889

The transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway is completed.

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1856

Cullen Whipple patented the screw machine.

1851

The New York Knickerbockers became the first baseball team to wear uniforms.

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It happened on a… June 2

2022

Queen Elizabeth II stands on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, surrounded by her successors to the throne, during the Trooping the Colour parade in London. This event marks the diamond jubilee of the sovereign, 70 years of reign.

2015

FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces his resignation, 5 days after his re-election, amid FIFA’s involvement in a bribery scandal.

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2012

The former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

2004

Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!.

1979

Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country.

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1969

The National Arts Center in Canada opened its doors to the public.

1953

Elizabeth was crowned queen of England at Westminster Abbey.

1935

George Herman “Babe” Ruth announced that he was retiring from baseball.

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1928

Kraft rolls out Velveeta cheese.

1873

Construction begins on Clay St (San Francisco) for world’s 1st cable railroad.

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It happened on a… June 1

2019

Mexican-American boxer Andy Ruiz Jr produces a huge upset when he stops English champion Anthony Joshua in 7 at Madison Square Garden; wins IBF, WBO, IBO and WBA world heavyweight titles.

2017

US President Donald Trump announces the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.

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2016

Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel is completed – world’s longest at 57km and most expensive tunnel costing €11bn.

2009

General Motors filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The filing made GM the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection.

1980

Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.

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1975

Ronnie Wood replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist.

1973

Paul McCartney & Wings release “Live & Let Die”.

1944

Siesta was abolished by the government of Mexico.

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1880

The first pay telephone service in the world is installed in New Haven, Connecticut.

1858

Quebec is the first Province of Canada coins minted: pennies, nickels, dimes and 20 cent pieces.

1857

Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil) is published.

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1495

First written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller.

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