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2018

Pope Francis releases letter to all Catholics condemning sexual abuse atrocities and clerical cover-ups “We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them”.

2009

12th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 200m with a new world record 19.19.

2000

PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Valhalla GC: Tiger Woods becomes first since Ben Hogan (1953) to win 3 majors in a calendar year; wins back-to-back PGA titles in 3-hole playoff with Bob May.

1998

Canada’s Supreme Court announced that Quebec could not secede without the federal government’s consent.

1987

Federal government slaps a total ban on smoking in public service offices.

1968

During the night 250,000 Soviet and Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia in response to the Prague Spring.

1940

France fell to the Germans during World War II.

1920

American Professional Football Association forms, which would later become the National Football League (NFL).

1914

German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I.

1896

Dial telephone patented.

1858

Charles Darwin first publishes his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London.

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