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It happened on a… July 11

2021

Billionaire Richard Branson flies to the edge of space on his Virgin Galactic rocket plane in space tourism test.

2019

Last models of Volkswagen’s Beetle car are produced in Pueblo, Mexico, ending production worldwide after 80 years.

2015

Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán escapes from Altiplano maximum-security prison west of Mexico City via a specially constructed 1.5 km tunnel from his cell to a nearby house.

1990

Corporal Marcel Lemay, a 31 year old constable, killed during gun battle as 100 members of La Sûreté du Québec attack Mohawk barricades, put up in March to block expansion of a golf course on land they claim was never signed away.

1969

David Bowie releases the single “Space Oddity” 9 days before Apollo 11 lands on the moon.

1914

Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox.

1911

Founding of the Canadian Professional Golfers Association.

1895

Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrate movie film technology to scientists.

1750

Halifax, Nova Scotia, is almost completely destroyed by fire.

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