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2020

Global infections and deaths from COVID-19 overtake those in China for the 1st time, 86,000 vs 80,860 infections, 3,241 vs 3,208 deaths according to John Hopkins Uni.

1996

Montreal Canadien’s 1st game in their new arena (Bell Center).

1988

Chemical attack on Kurdish town of Halabja by Iraqi forces kills 5000 civilians – largest ever chemical weapons attack.

1955

Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard of the Montreal Canadiens suspended by NHL President Clarence Campbell (l905-); triggers riot next day at Montreal Forum.

1935

Adolf Hitler ordered a German rearmament and violated the Versailles Treaty.

1872

The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.

1649

Jesuit priests Jean de Brébeuf 1593-1649 is tortured by Iroquois invaders at St-Louis; Brébeuf dies at 4 pm, his body burned. He was canonized in 1930.

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