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It happened on a… September 9

2021

Tom Brady becomes first player in NFL history to start 300 regular season games as he guides Tampa Bay Buccaneers to an opening day 31-29 win at home to Dallas Cowboys.

2019

Australia experiences its earliest and most severe start to the fire season after fighting dozens of bushfires in Queensland and New South Wales.

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2015

Queen Elizabeth II becomes Great Britain’s longest-reigning monarch at 63 years and seven months, beating the previous record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.

1999

Sega releases the first 128 bit video game console the Dreamcast.

1984

Pope John Paul II arrives in Quebec City to begin 12 day tour of Canada. His itinerary is – Trois-Rivières, Montreal, St. John’s, Moncton, Halifax, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver and Ottawa-Hull.

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1971

John Lennon releases his “Imagine” album.

Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings retired from the National Hockey League (NHL).

1969

In Canada, the Official Languages Act comes into force, making the French language equal to the English language throughout the Federal government.

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1956

Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

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It happened on a… December 8

2020

The UK begins vaccinating for COVID-19 using the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

2010

With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft..

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2000

Mario Lemieux announced to the Pittsburgh Penguins that he planned to return to the National Hockey League (NHL) as a player at age 35. He would be the first modern owner-player in U.S. pro sports.

1991

Russia, Byelorussia and Ukraine declared the Soviet national government to be dead. They forged a new alliance to be known as the Commonwealth of Independent States. The act was denounced by Russian President Gorbachev as unconstitutional.

1987

Flyers’ Ron Hextall becomes 1st goalie to actually score a goal.

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Mafia mobster Frank Cotroni sentenced to 8 years in prison.

1980

John Lennon is murdered by Mark David Chapman in front of The Dakota in New York City.

1978

“The Deer Hunter”, starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep, premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1979)

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1956

XVI Summer Olympic Games close in Melbourne, Australia; start of an Olympic tradition – amidst international tensions, athletes mingle together, parade.

1941

US and Britain declare war on Japan, US enters World War II.

1852

Université Laval receives a royal charter; founded by Bishop Laval in 1663 as the Seminary of Quebec; North America’s oldest French University.

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1813

Ludwig van Beethoven’s 7th Symphony in A, premieres in Vienna with Beethoven conducting.

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It happened on a… December 7

2020

Bob Dylan sells his entire songwriting catalog of more than 600 songs to the Universal Music Publishing Group for over $300 million

2017

Naples’ pizza spinning given UNESCO intangible heritage status along with Germany’s organ music, Kyrgystan’s Kok boru and India’s Kumbh festival.

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2003

The Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

1988

Palestine Liberation Organization delegation lead by Yasser Arafat proclaims the State of Palestine, recognizing the existence of the State of Israel for the first time.

1986

President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Haiti.

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1979

“Star Trek: The Motion Picture” first movie of the series premieres directed by Robert Wise, starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.

1973

Paul McCartney & Wings release “Band on the Run” in the UK.

1972

Apollo 17 launched, the final manned lunar landing mission.

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1961

Jean Béliveau appointed Captain of the NHL Canadiens.

1941

Imperial Japanese Navy with 353 planes attack the US fleet at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii, killing 2,403 people.

Canada the first of the Western allies to declare war on Japan, Finland, Hungary, and Rumania; shortly after Japanese bomb US base at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. US, Britain and other allied countries follow the next day.

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1925

Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 150-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 25 and 2/5 seconds. He went on to play “Tarzan” in several movies.

1787

Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. constitution becoming the first of the United States.

1677

Benediction and opening of the Quebec Seminary.

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After six years of abstinence, Drew Barrymore is ready for love

It is during her show The Drew Barrymore Show that the star confided on this intimate aspect of her life.

Drew Barrymore has indeed returned to her recent revelations, while she had candidly admitted to come out of six years of abstinence since her divorce, revealing this time during a discussion with her friend Whoopi Goldberg to be now ready for love!

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“Because it had been so many years, I started to get a little worried, like I was too good at being alone!”, Barrymore notably launches during the interview.

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Whoopi even gave her some encouragement!

“Maybe a hit and run is the way to go, for now (…)”

Recall that last October, Barrymore posted on a blog in which she explained that she has not been in an intimate relationship for several years, since her divorce in 2016, an ordeal that has been very difficult for her.

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In any case, we wish her much happiness!

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