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Quebec NBA player Chris Boucher will be at Jarry Park this weekend

Chris Boucher, a Montreal native Toronto Raptors player, invites all basketball fans to join him at Jarry Park for a streetball tournament!

The QC Challenge will take place next weekend, on August 20th and 21st, and no tickets are required to enter since the event is free.

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It’s a 5-on-5 tournament, with a coach behind the bench, single elimination, and it will be played in the old school way…”win or go home”!

A ring worthy of an NBA Championship will be given to the winner of this prestigious tournament.

There will be eight clubs, including eight players, and they will be dressed by the company Puma. The outfit includes shorts, a jersey and shoes.

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The Association sportive challenge Québec is behind this initiative and their objective is to give back to the community in order to increase the interest for this sport in the Montreal area.

In addition to this great program, Game Point, a media that covers basketball events, will be on site to film this very special Championship !

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It happened on a… March 28

2018

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un meets Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, his first trip outside of North Korea since coming to power in 2011.

1986

More than 6,000 radio stations of all format varieties played “We are the World” simultaneously at 10:15 a.m. EST.

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1979

A major accident occurred at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant.

1972

Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game.

1933

In Germany, the Nazis ordered a ban on all Jews in businesses, professions and schools.

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1918

Anti-conscription riots break out in Quebec City; four civilians killed in shooting match with soldiers over Easter weekend.

1910

1st seaplane takes off from water at Martiniques France (Henri Fabre)

1797

Nathaniel Briggs patented a washing machine.

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1794

Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August).

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It happened on a… March 27

2022

Actor Will Smith slaps comedian Chris Rock during the Academy Awards ceremony on March 27. The gesture will earn Smith a 10-year ban from the Oscars.

2019

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces the country is now a “space power” after successfully shooting down a satellite from space in a ballistic missile test.

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2007

NFL owners voted to make instant replay a permanent officiating tool.

2005

TV medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” created by Shonda Rhimes starring Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh debuts on ABC.

1981

“Blizzard of Ozz”, the debut solo album by English rock musician Ozzy Osbourne, is released in the United States.

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1977

583 die in aviation’s worst ever disaster when two Boeing 747s collide at Tenerife airport in Spain.

1970

Ringo Starr releases his 1st solo album “Sentimental Journey”.

1969

Ottawa to build new international airport at Mirabel, near St-Jerome, 42 km north of Montreal.

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1962

Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy; Montreal goaltender

1955

Steve McQueen made his network TV debut on “Goodyear Playhouse.”

1866

Andrew Rankin patents the urinal.

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1860

The corkscrew was patented by M.L. Byrn.

1613

The first English child born in Canada at Cuper’s Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.

1513

Spaniard Juan Ponce de León and his expedition first sight Florida.

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Thanks to Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout, baseball is exploding!

In the final of the World Baseball Classic, the United States was battling against Japan, and this duel was going to be explosive because of two names: Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout.

A scenario worthy of Hollywood, no less! Two of the best players on the planet, if not the two best, playing for the same team in the MLB, the Los Angeles Angels, battling for the big Classic. WOW!

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In the last few weeks, baseball fans have been treated to some very high quality baseball, also rekindling many extinguished flames in some fans.

That said, the Americans took the field as defending champions, and they lost 3-2 to the impressive Japanese and the GREAT Shohei Ohtani.

To get back to the Hollywood chapter, it came down to the ninth inning, where Ohtani came to the mound to close the books. He started his shift with a walk to Jeff McNeil, only to force a double play to Mookie Betts.

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At that point, the score was still 3-2 in favor of Japan with one out to go.

Trout came to the plate to battle his opponent, friend and teammate on the Angels. Fans of the “ball” witnessed a great battle between the two stars, where Ohtani got the better of Trout by passing him in the mitt… thus giving the championship to his nation.

Here is this spectacular battle between the Japanese and the American:

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