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It happened on a… August 26

2016

San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick kneels in protest during the US national anthem at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium while playing against the San Diego Chargers, objecting to racial injustice and police brutality in the US.

2014

Burger King agrees to purchase Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion.

1978

Papal conclave: Pope John Paul I is elected to the Papacy.

1977

Quebec government adopts Bill 101 (La Charte de la langue française); French becomes the official language of Quebec.

1972

XX Summer Olympic Games open in Munich, West Germany.

1971

Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth one million dollars, the first million dollar contract in NHL history.

1961

The International Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto opened.

1959

British Motor Corporation introduces the Morris Mini-Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis, it was only 10 ft long but seated 4 passengers.

1945

The Japanese were given surrender instructions on the U.S. battleship Missouri at the end of World War II.

1938

Montreal Maroons hockey team dropped from the NHL due to financial troubles.

1843

Charles Thurber patents a typewriter.

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