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2021

Egyptian archaeologists announce their most important find since Tutankhamun’s tomb – discovery of a lost ‘golden city’ the 3,000-years-old ancient city of Aten near Luxor.

2018

WrestleMania XXXIV : Ronda Rousey makes WWE debut, teaming with Kurt Angle to beat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a mixed tag team match.

2006

Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Ontario, Canada. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.

2005

Over four million people attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II.

1975

Frank Robinson debuts as 1st African American baseball manager.

1974

Hammerin’ Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, off of L.A. Dodger Al Downing, breaking Babe Ruth’s record in Atlanta.

1969

Lester B. Pearson throws out the first ball as the Montreal Expos play their first game at Jarry Park, beating the National Baseball League St. Louis Cardinals 8-7; opening game of franchise, first regular-season major league baseball game in Canada, and outside the US.

1879

Milk sold in glass bottles for 1st time

1873

Alfred Paraf patented the first successful oleomargarine.

1820

The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.

1751

William Pigott opens the first inn in Nova Scotia; first in English Canada.

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