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It happened on a… July 7

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It happened on a… July 7
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Stanley Cup Finals: The defending champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 1-0 in game 5 of the series. The Lightning retained their title, 4 wins to 1.

Haiti president Jovenel Moïse (left) assassinated in his home in Pétionville, Haiti, state of emergency declared across the country.


Tesla Motors produces its first mass-market car, the Model 3.


“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2”, the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London.


Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa.


First Three Tenors concert featuring Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti at Baths of Caracalla in Rome – recording of is world’s best-selling classical record.


House of Commons passes Trudeau’s Official Languages Act, declares French and English to be the official languages of Canada; makes French equal to English in federal institutions; eases francophone access to the federal public service.


Beatles’ “All You Need is Love” is released.


Elvis Presley makes his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, “That’s All Right. »


The Roswell incident, the (supposed) crash of an alien spaceship near Roswell in New Mexico.


Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold and George Atzerodt are executed for their role in the conspiracy to assassinate US President Abraham Lincoln.


Jacques Cartier trades furs with Micmac; first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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